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The defence counsel in the ongoing trial of former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, for the 2014 recruitment tragedy, has requested for a document to enable him prepare for the cross examination of the prosecution witness.
When the matter came up Wednesday at a Federal High Court, Abuja, Paul Erokoro, Moro’s counsel, requested for a letter, allegedly written by Drexel Nigeria Ltd, one of the defendants.
The said letter was written to the Board of the Nigeria Immigration Service for conduct of the botch 2014 recruitment.
Erokoro said he needed the letter to enable him carry a proper cross examination of a prosecution witness, Tabugn Sylvanus,
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, the trial Judge, subsequently put off the matter till February 7 for continuation of cross-examination
The Nigerian Immigration Service conducted recruitment on March 15, 2014, that led to the death of 15 applicants, while several others were wounded.
The Federal Government had charged Moro and three others over alleged N676 million recruitment fraud.
Others charged along with him are the former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Anastacia Nwobia and a Deputy Director in the ministry, F.O. Alayabami.
At the last adjourned date, a former Controller-General of the Service, David Paradang, told the court that he was not aware and not carried along in the 2014 recruitment.
Paradang was Controller-General between June 2013 and August 2015.

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