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EFCC to arraign Sirika, daughter over N2.7 bn fraud

Nigeria Air: EFCC summons Sirika, ex-aviation minister

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Hadi Sirika, the former Minister of  Aviation at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama on Thursday over N2.7 billion fraud.

Sirika will be arraigned alongside three others, including his daughter, Fatima; Jalal  Hamma and Al-Duraq Investment Ltd. They face a six-count amended criminal charges.

The EFCC had on April 23, detained Sirika as part of its investigations into the financial malfeasance allegedly committed by the former minister, including fraudulent contracts awarded by the ministry under his watch.

Sirika was invited by the Abuja Zonal Command of the commission on the alleged contract malfeasance and was promptly interrogated and detained at the Commission.

The former minister was invited for questioning by investigators handling the alleged contract frauds under his watch in the ministry.

The arraignment was earlier slated to hold on Tuesday but due to EFCC prayer to amend the charge, a new date was given.