- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited Stella Oduah for questioning
- The senator will be questioned over her roles in N255 million bulletproof car purchase scandal
- She was accused of compelling the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to procure the vehicles for her
Stella Oduah, the senator representing Anambra North in the Senate, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning over the N255 million bulletproof car purchase scandal.
The former minister of Aviation under President Goodluck Jonathan would be grilled about her role in the controversial purchase of bulletproof cars.
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According to the Premium Times, Ms. Oduah was slated to appear before EFCC detectives on Wednesday for questions that would border mostly around a petition the agency received over the N255 million spent in purchasing the exotic BMW vehicles.
“We have a petition about the car purchase scandal,” an official said. “But we don’t know when she’s going to appear.”
The officials declined to identify the petitioner.
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Efforts to get the Senator's reaction was not successful as she declined comments on the matter.
The Senator in 2013 while a minister was embroiled in the car purchase allegations when reports emerged that she had compelled the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), an agency under her as Minister of Aviation, to procure the vehicles for her.
NAIJ.com also reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) probed the controversial arms probe deal.
Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah visited the EFCC office recently to answer questions.
EFCC say most of the procurement processes did not follow the public procurement law.
Watch the NAIJ.com TV video report of the anti-corruption walk of the EFCC that held in Abuja recently.