Former Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, and a deputy director in the ministry, F. O Alayebami, will be in prison pending the hearing of their bail applications scheduled for Wednesday, Justice Awuli Chikere of Federal High Court has ordered.
Moro and the other accused person were arraigned on 11 counts of N675m fraud following the March 15, 2014 National Immigration Services recruitment exercise.The exercise led to the lose of lives of some applicants because of stampede.
But the judge allowed one of the accused persons, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, who is a former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, to continue enjoying the administrative bail granted her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 22.
The EFCC on Monday charged Moro, Daniel-Nwobia and Alayebami along with the firm contracted to execute the recruitment exercise, Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.
The accused persons who were represented by separate lawyers on Monday, pleaded not guilty to the 11 counts, when the charges were read to them.