The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited five directors and other top management staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to its office following an alleged missing N100 million in the authority’s books.
They were asked to come with their personal bank details, including their bank verification numbers (BVN).
It would be recalled that EFCC is also holding as prime suspect, Ms Christy Olabode in their Abuja office.
Others include one Abdul-Shehu Obaze, of Commercial Department of FAAN in Ilorin, Kwara State, and an IT officer at FAAN Headquarters, Lagos, and Dominic Ojo.
According to the anti-graft agency, the directors are to through their bank details and BVN prove that they were not beneficiaries from the syndicate that defrauded FAAN of the missing money two years ago.
Some of the directors, who had already responded to the invitation, included the Director of Maintenance and Engineering, (Olufemi Ogunode), Director of Human Resources, (Hajia Salamatu Umar-Eluma), Director of Administration (Ikechi Uko) and Director of Operations(Captain Henry Omeogu).
Also invited by EFCC was the Head of Audit.
An official said all financial transactions carried out in their respective bank had been obtained, and will be used to determine how culpable or otherwise each of them is in the fraud case.
One of the prime suspects was said to have been found operating eight bank accounts in seven new generation banks, used to receive the funds and for onward distribution to senior officials of FAAN.
By Emma Eke….
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