ABBA MORO DEFENDS ROLE IN NIS RECRUITMENT SCAM, NARRATES WHAT WENT WRONG

Written by on December 4, 2020

A FORMER MINISTER OF INTERIOR, ABBA MORO, HAS BEGAN HIS DEFENCE IN THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (NIS) SCAM TRIAL BEFORE JUSTICE NNAMDI DIMGBA OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, ABUJA.

MORO ENTERED HIS DEFENCE ON COUNTS TWO, FOUR, FIVE AND 11 OUT OF THE 11- COUNT CHARGES PREFERRED AGAINST HIM AND OTHERS AS THE REST OF THE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED IN HIS “NO CASE SUBMISSION.”

TESTIFYING AS FIRST DEFENSE WITNESS (DW1), AND LED BY HIS COUNSEL, PAUL EROKORO (SAN), MORO SAID THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, SOMETIME IN DECEMBER 2012 RECEIVED A WAIVER FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF SERVICE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF 4556 OFFICERS, WHICH HE DIRECTED TO BE RECRUITED ACCORDINGLY.

MORO SAID HE HAD TO CANCEL THE INITIAL RECRUITMENT EXERCISE WITH ASSURANCE TO THE COUNTRY THAT HE WAS GOING TO ENTHRONE A COST EFFECTIVE AND MODERN METHOD OF RECRUITMENT, WHICH HE SAID SAW TO A PROPOSAL FROM A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FOR AN E-RECRUITMENT PLATFORM.


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