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EFCC seizes Stella Oduah’s passport over alleged fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has seized the passport of
a former Minister of Aviation, Senator
Stella Oduah, after grilling her for
several hours on Wednesday .

A senior EFCC official told our
correspondent that the commission
had built a ‘strong case ’ against the ex –
minister .
He said , “ Senator Stella Oduah
returned for the second round of
questioning on Wednesday . After
intense grilling, she was allowed to go
home on the condition that she turns
in her passport to the EFCC .

“ She was asked to return to the EFCC
on a future date for more
questioning. ”
Oduah had not responded as of the
time of filing this report when asked to
clarify those she referred to as “ them ” .
The former minister first came under
investigation in 2013 after human
rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN ),
wrote a petition against her for
allegedly approving the purchase of
two BMW vehicles worth N 225 m by
the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
in breach of the Public Procurement
Act.
She was also accused of diverting
N3 .9 bn out of the N 9 . 4 bn meant for
the installation of security devices at
22 airports, an allegation she has since
denied.

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