Abuja - The trial of former Minister of
Interior, Abba Moro, has been adjourned to September.
The adjournment was reached on Friday at the Federal High Court
in Abuja where he is under probe for his alleged role in a deadly recruitment
scheme that occurred in 2014.
The Nigeria Immigration recruitment tragedy occurred in
March 2014, when 6,5 million people in all states of Nigeria stormed various
recruitment centers in the country for the 4 000 vacant positions in the
Nigeria Immigration Service.
Also read: How Moro overruled Jonathan in fatal recruitment
At least 16 job seekers were confirmed dead and several
scores were injured.
The major causes of death were overcrowding, stampede,
exhaustion and impatience of the applicants.
At the hearing on Friday, a former Controller-General of the
Nigeria Immigration Service, David Paradang, testified as the first prosecution
He told the court he voiced out his concerns about the
recruitment exercise and that all suggestions on how to stage the exercise
process were turned down an action which resulted in the death of applicants.
Justice Anwuli Chikere has adjourned the case to September
- CAJ News