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NIS recruitment Scam: Court Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Abba Moro

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View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday discharged Senator Abba Moro from the criminal charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

While delivering the judgement, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba discharged and acquitted Dretex Tec Nigeria limited and its owner Alhaji Ahmadu Mohammed from the all the charges.

Justice Dimgba ordered Sen Abba Moro to defend himself on the public procurement aspect of the charges but he was discharged from the alleged fraud aspect of the recruitment exercise. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Dretex was a private information communication technology company used by the ministry of interior under the then Minister, Abba Moro to carry out the 2013 recruitment exercise that brought about the criminal case 

The judge said the fact that human lives were lost and various degree of injuries sustained during the recruitment exercise Sen. Abba Moro will have to defend himself on the preparations put in place before the ministry of interior embarked on the recruitment.

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The court, therefore, fixed October 29th and 30th for the defendant to open his defence.

Recalled senator Abba Moro was the Minister of Interior, his ministry supervise the ill-fated 2014 the Nigeria Immigration Recruitment exercise occurred on Saturday March 15, 2014, when over 6 million applicants in all the 37 states of the country (FCT inclusive) stormed various recruitment exam centers in the country for the 4000 vacant positions in the Nigeria Immigration Service.

All applicants for the exercise paid N1000 before they could complete their registration exercise for the test.The the end of the ill- fated exercise at least 16 job seekers were confirmed dead, and several scores of applicants injured.

In 2019, he was elected into the Senate to represent Benue South Senatorial District. He replaced Sen. David Mark. 

#rest in peace to the dead

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