EFCC Arrests Former Buhari Minister, Sirika, Details Emerge

EFCC Arrests Former Buhari Minister, Sirika, Details Emerge

  • Hadi Sirika, the former minister of aviation under the administration of the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly been arrested by the EFCC
  • Sirika was reportedly arrested over an ongoing investigation of money laundering worth N8,069,176,864.00
  • According to sources, Sirika was alleged to have awarded a fraudulent contract to a company owned by his brother, Abubakar Sirika

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FCT, Abuja - Former President Muhammadu Buhari's ex-minister of aviation, Hadi Siriki, has been reportedly arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).

In an exclusive report, the Punch said that the former minister was arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation of N8,069,176,864.00 in money laundering.

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Hadi Sirika, former minister of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, has been reportedly arrested by the EFCC
EFCC arrest Hadi Sirika, former minister of aviation Photo Credit: Hadi Sirika, Muhammadu Buhari
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It was reported that the former minister of Buhari arrived at the anti-graft agency's headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

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Sirika was said to have met with the EFCC investigator when he arrived and answered questions on an alleged fraudulent contract he reportedly awarded Engirios Nigeria Limited, a company allegedly owned by his younger sibling, Abubakar Sirika.

Why EFCC arrest former minister Hadi Sirika

Sources within the anti-graft agency who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed the former minister's arrest on Tuesday.

A source said:

“Yes, that was Hadi Sirika, who was taken into our FCT custody. He is meeting with EFCC investigators over the alleged N8,069,176,864.00 aviation ministry contract fraud.”

Another source revealed that the aviation ministry fraud was carried out by Sirika's younger brother, using his company.

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In February, it was reported that the EFCC had commenced an investigation of the aviation ministry's activities under Sirika, which involved alleged abuse of office, contract inflation, conspiracy, and diversion of public funds.

Buhari's ex-minister, Sirika, gets appointment

Legit.ng earlier reported that Hadi Sirika has been appointed as a member of the Katsina State Security Trust Fund Committee

At an event, Dikko Radda, the state governor, announced his appointment to the committee.

The committee aims to generate funds to support the government's efforts in fighting state insecurity.

Source: Legit.ng

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