From FRED ITUA, Abuja
Indications emerged yesterday that the two leading anti-corruption agencies in the country, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) may soon begin investigations and a possible prosecution of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah over the purchase of two bullet-proof BMW cars worth N255 million. Already, Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana has sent a petition to the EFCC with a seven-day ultimatum to investigate the allegation.
The leading anti-corruption agencies yesterday told Saturday Sun that they’re following the events, but maintained that it was too early for them to respond. They, however, didn’t disclose when an investigation or prosecution will be carried out. The two bullet-proof BMW cars were reportedly bought for the embattled minister in August at the cost of N255 million by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
In separate interviews with Saturday Sun, the spokesmen of EFCC and ICPC, Wilson Uwujaren and Folu Olamiti said the anti-corruption agencies are not in the habit of reacting to events such as this.
“I know what you’re talking about, but we’ve no comment yet. We are following the events,” ICPC spokesman, Olamiti …
Source: The Sun News