EFCC Files Fresh Fraud Charges Against Hadi Sirika.

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The economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) has filed fresh charges against the former minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, his brother, Ahmad Sirika; and a company allegedly associated with him – Enginos Nigeria limited, with accusations bordering on fraud to the tune of ₦19.4billion.

The sum is said to be for several aviation ministry contracts from the former minister, to Enginos nigeria limited, owned by another of Sirika’s younger brothers, Abubakar.

In the copy of the fresh charges, the EFCC alleged that Sirika, “while being the Minister of Aviation, on or about 18th August 2022, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did use your position to confer an unfair advantage upon Enginos Nigeria Limited, whose alter ego, Ahmad Abubakar Sirika, is your biological brother, by using your position to influence the award to him, the contract for the construction of a terminal building at Katsina Airport for the sum of ₦1,345,586,500.00.”

In another count, the EFCC alleged that “on or about 3rd of November 2022, in Abuja,” Sirika used his position “to confer unfair advantage upon Enginos Nigeria Limited, whose alter ego, Ahmad Abubakar Sirika, is your biological brother, by using your position to influence the award to him, the contract for the establishment of Fire Truck Maintenance and Refurbishment Centre at Katsina Airport for the sum of ₦3,811,497,685.00.”

In another count, he was accused of corruptly awarding a ₦615,195,275.00 contract to his brother, to procure and install lift and air conditioners and power generators for the Aviation House in Abuja.

The EFCC alleged that Sirika, between August 2022 and May 2023 in Abuja, “had possession of an aggregate sum of ₦2,337, 840,674.16, which sum you knew indirectly represented the proceeds of criminal conducts of Hadi Abubakar Sirika, who was the Minister of Aviation at the time.”

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