The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, have been urged to investigate former President Muhammadu Buhari over his role in the alleged fraudulent launch of Nigeria Air.
Centre for Human Rights and Accountability Network, CHRAN, also called for arrest and former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and all those involved in the alleged scam for them to face the full wrath of the law if found wanting.
CHRAN Chairman in Akwa Ibom, Otuekong Franklyn Isong, and the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Comrade Vincent Aluu, in a statement in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom capital, said the launch which took place on the last days of the Buhari’s government, was criminal and aimed at defrauding the people.
According to the confession of the acting Managing Director of Nigeria Air, Captain Dapo Olumide; aviation industry stakeholders and the revelation of the Aviation Committee, House of Representatives.
CHRAN expressed shocked that the launched airline was hired from Ethiopian Air for public display and that the exercise allegedly gulped over 140 billion naira without any tangible outcome.