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N2.7b Fraud:: Ex-Aviation Minister, Sirika, daughter arrive court

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The embattled former Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika and his daughter, Fatima have arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja, where they will be arraigned over an alleged N2.7 billion fraud in connection with the failed Nigerian Air project.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has preferred six counts on Mr Sirika, his daughter, and two others.

The anti-graft agency accused Sirika of conferring undue advantage on some entities between April 2022 and March 2023 in Abuja.

EFCC also, accused Sirika of abusing his office by awarding consultancy N1.3bn contract for the Nigerian Air Start-up to Tianero Nigeria Limited.

 

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