Abba Moro vs EFCC
The EFCC on Monday arrested the former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, over the Nigerian Immigration recruitment scam in which no fewer than 20 job seekers died.
This is further proof why in my opinion Goodluck Jonathan was and is the worst president Nigeria ever had the misfortune of having!How can over 20 job seeking Nigerian youths have died in what was clearly a fraudulent and misappropriated exercise yet nothing was done to the minister in charge? Nobody till today was held accountable?It's just incredible really when you think about it.Theminister even came out publicly to say he was not going to apologise cos those who died were to blame!!! This would never happen in a sane country or a country where the government was functioning.
Yet some people will say this man is a hero because he conceded an election which he had clearly lost,because he didn't stay past his expiry date and go to court or cry fraud,he is a hero.We really are a messed up bunch.Well,not all of us anyway,only those who refuse to see past their noses.
This latest action of the EFCC arresting the minister and others will not bring back the dead,but it will avenge their death and maybe serve as a deterrent to future looters and fools who want to go down the same route.I hope it also consoles their families.
Back to the story itself now...
Yesterday the EFCC arrested Abba Moro, over the Nigerian Immigration recruitment scam in which no fewer than 20 job seekers died. Also arrested were former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Anaesthesia Nwaobia, and a deputy director who allegedly facilitated the scam.
They will be arraigned on a 12-count charge in the Federal High Court Abuja today. Some of the charges against them include obtaining by false pretence, procurement offences, corrupt practices and money laundering.
At least 9 job seekers died on March 15, 2014 at the Abuja National Stadium while scrambling to secure seats for the recruitment test into the Nigerian Immigration Service. In Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 4 applicants died from the stampede while 12 others sustained injuries.
After the tragedy, several Nigerians demanded the resignation or dismissal of Moro and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Parradang, as well as their criminal prosecution for involuntary homicide. They were accused of putting in place a sham recruitment process that enabled the interior ministry to extort at least N520m in compulsory levy imposed on applicants, but nothing happened.