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May 9, 2024

Photos: N2.7bn fraud: Buhari’s ex-minister Sirika, daughter arrive court

Photos: N2.7bn fraud: Buhari’s ex-minister Sirika, daughter arrive court

Former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has arrived at the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja where he will be arraigned for an alleged N2.7bn fraud in connection with the botched Nigerian Air project.

Sirika arrived the Court alongside his daughter, Fatima.

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has slammed six counts on the former minister, 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.

The embattled minister was also alleged of abuse of his office by awarding consultancy N1.3bn contract for the Nigerian Air Start-up to Tianero Nigeria Limited.