Nigeria’s ex-interior minister has been charged with fraud over a botched recruitment drive, which resulted in stampedes that left 20 people dead.

Abba Moro led a scheme which encouraged young graduates to apply for jobs in the immigration ministry in March 2014.

Stadiums in the Nigerian cities of Abuja, Benin and Port Harcourt, as well as a school in Mina city, which were being used as test centres, were overwhelmed by huge crowds of people turning up to apply.

Mr. Moro has pleaded not guilty to his role in an alleged $2.5million fraud, involving missing application fees.

The case has been adjourned until March 2nd.



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