EFCC Grills Ex-Interior Minister Again Over NIS Recruitment Tagedy

EX-INTERIOR MINISTER, ABBA MORO WITH ONE OF THE INJURED VICTIMS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, ABUJA
EX-INTERIOR MINISTER, ABBA MORO WITH ONE OF THE INJURED VICTIMS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, ABUJA

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, on Thursday reported at the Economic Governance Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in continuation of probe by the anti-graft agency into the tragic Immigration recruitment of May, 2014.

The former minister arrived the commission by 11 am and left at 4.20pm after his interrogation by operatives.

According to PUNCH, a top operative of the commission said that Moro was asked to go on administrative bail after he was first interrogated on Tuesday and was directed to return on Thursday for a continuation of the exercise.

The source said, “The former Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, returned to the commission on Thursday.

“You know that the man came here on Tuesday and was asked to return on Thursday and he kept his word.

“He came by 11 am and left the office after his interrogation by 4.20 pm”.

It was further stated that the EFCC was still continuing with the investigation into the recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service, which led to the death of 19 Nigerians across the country.

The EFCC had reopened investigations into the NIS recruitment scandal with the interrogation of the immediate past Comptroller General of Customs, Mr. David Parradang, on September 15, 2015.

In the testimony he gave at the commission, the former NIS boss was said to have made statements in his defence which prompted the EFCC team to widen its scope of investigation in to the incident.

The commission is probing how the sum of N600m collected from the applicants who indicated interest in the NIS recruitment exercise was spent.

It was learnt that the operatives are working hard to uncover what happened N555m as the consultant hired to conduct the exercise was reported to have declared only N45m as the total amount collected from applicants.

Spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Moro was at the commission to keep his appointment with the operatives but would not say anything further.

He said, “Yes. It is true that he came today (Thursday)”.

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