The immediate past Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, was today, February 29th, docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, procurement fraud and money laundering before Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He is being charged for his role in the botched March 15, 2014 immigration recruitment exercise that killed no fewer than 20 job seekers across the country.
Abba Moro surrounded by family members as he makes his first appearance in court today
Others to be charged alongside Mr. Moro are; permanent secretary of the ministry at the time, Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, a deputy director in the ministry, F. O Alayebami, Mahmood Ahmadu (at large), and the contracting firm given the recruitment job, Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.
The 59-year old was spotted in the court room wearing a face cap, a cream-coloured shirt and matching trousers, and was surrounded by his family members and loved ones.
Abba Moro and his loved ones
The Benue born politician just finished working as the campaign director of former Senate president, David Mark in the Benue South Senatorial District re-run.