Judge Hands Off Former Interior Minister, Abba Moro’s Case

abba moroThe trial of former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro has suffered a setback as the judge handling the case has taken his hands off the matter.

At the resumed trial in Abuja, Justice Anwuli Chikere, who has been handling the case said she is returning the case file of Mr Moro to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for reassignment on personal reasons.

The former Minister of Interior is standing trial for allegedly defrauding immigration applicants of over N670 million.

In a related development, the trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, was also stalled following his application to seek medical treatment.

Trial Judge, Okon Abang adjourned the corruption case against Mr Metuh to May 17 and 18 due to an oral application made by his counsel to the effect that his client came from a hospital bed to honour the court date.

Former Minister, Emmanuel Iheanacho Wins APGA Governorship Ticket

APGAFormer Minister of Interior and Governorship Aspirant in Imo State under the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, has emerged as the party’s flag bearer.

Iheanacho won the APGA ticket in the just concluded party primaries held at the Rosy Art Theatre in Owerri the Imo State capital.

While declaring Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho as the winner of the governorship primaries, the Returning Officer, Mr Austin Ndigwe, said that Captain Iheanacho got 974 votes to beat two other contestants, Okey Eze and Okey Unegbu who scored 44 and 3 votes.

After receiving his Certificate of Return, Captain Iheanacho said that the issue of youth unemployment, and industrialization would be in the front burner if he is elected the Governor of Imo State in the 2015 general elections.