The Federal High Court in Abuja Monday remanded the immediate past Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, in Prison custody over his alleged roles in the N676million immigration recruitment scam.
Justice Anwuli Chikere, ordered that Moro be remanded at Kuje prison after the former Minister pleaded not guilty to an 11-count criminal charge that was preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The court however granted an administrative bail to the 2nd defendant, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, who was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior when the alleged fraud was committed. Daniel-Nwobia, nursing a baby, had through her lawyer, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, sought the permission of the court to allow her go home and take care of her baby.
Also remanded in prison custody was a Deputy Director in the Interior Ministry, Mr. F. O Alayebami.