Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted unconditional bail to former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who is facing charges over the 2014 tragic Nigeria Immigration recruitment in which more than a dozen job seekers died.
Granting him bail on self-recognition, Justice Chikere said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed to prove that Mr. Moro would interfere with his trial.
The judge however ruled that two other defendants should pay N100 million each with a surety in like sum. The sureties must be of the directorate cadre in the civil service.
The sureties and the defendants are to submit two recent passports as well as their international passports, and the sureties must also have landed properties worth the amount in any part of the country.
Moro and four others are facing an 11-count charge of money laundering.
They are accused of defrauding 676, 675 applicants of the sum of N676, 675, 000, being the aggregate of N1000 paid by each applicant to Drexel ahead of the recruitment.
Mr. Moro had early in the week been remanded at the Kuje prison in Abuja pending the determination of his bail application.