NIS recruitment tragedy: EFCC quizzes Moro

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The former Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, again reported at the Economic Governance  Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today.

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

Moro was interrogated on Tuesday in connection with the ill-failed Immigration recruitment on May, 2014.

A top operative of the commission said Moro was asked to go on administrative bail after the interrogation on Tuesday and was directed to return on Thursday for  a continuation of the exercise.

It was further stated that the commission was still continuing with the investigation into the recruitment exercise which led to the death of 19 applicants 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 Paradang, on September 15, 2015.

In the testimony he gave at the commission, Paradang was said to have made statements in his defence which made it necessary for the EFCC team to interrogate more people in connection with the incident.

It was gathered that the EFCC is focusing attention on the Ministry of Interior under Moro, members of the Civil Defence, Fire, Prison Services Board, who were said to have played various roles in the tragic recruitment exercise.

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

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