By SaharaReporters, New York
Officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have told SaharaReporters that there was a possibility that Coscharis Motors Limited never delivered two bullet-proof BMW cars that the agency purchased at the cost of $1.6 million for the personal use of Aviation Minister Stella Oduah.
SaharaReporters was first to break news of the extravagant expenditure by the cash-strapped NCAA, the agency charged with ensuring that commercial planes flying within Nigeria’s airspace are airworthy. Several auto sale companies in the US and the UK told SaharaReporters that each of the two cars should cost no more than $200,000. The NCAA paid a colossal sum of $800,000 a piece to Coscharis Motors, owned by Cosmas Maduka, for the cars which were meant for Ms. Oduah’s private use.
Sources within the agency told SaharaReporters today that the officials who signed for the BMWs never saw the physically. “We have discovered that those who signed to ‘take delivery’ of the car were just ordered by the minister to sign papers. They did not see the cars before they appended their signatures,” said a source within the agency who is familiar with the scandal.
When SaharaReporters broke the story, the minister’s …