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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is poised to arraign former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and his brother in court on Tuesday.

Both individuals face eight-count charges before Justice Belgore at the FCT High Court in Garki, Abuja.


Previously, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted bail to Sirika, his daughter, and two others in the sum of ₦100 million with two sureties.

This legal action stems from an alleged ₦2.7 billion fraud case against Sirika and his associates.

The conditions for bail set by the court include sureties with landed properties in Abuja and the requirement for them to be responsible citizens, as well as the deposition of an affidavit of means.

Justice Oriji has also placed restrictions on the defendants, prohibiting them from traveling abroad without the court’s permission.

Failure to meet the bail conditions could result in the defendants being remanded in prison custody.

In April, the EFCC detained the ex-aviation minister and questioned him for several days before filing six-count charges against Sirika, his daughter, and two others.

The charges revolve around allegations that Sirika abused his office by awarding a N1.3 billion consultancy contract for the Nigerian Air start-up to Tianero Nigeria Limited, contrary to Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

Additionally, the EFCC accuses Sirika of using his position to confer unfair advantage upon Al Buraq Global Investment Limited, involving his daughter and son-in-law, by influencing the award of a contract for the Apron Extension at Katsina Airport for the sum of N1,498,300,750.

The charges assert that Sirika’s actions violated Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, rendering him liable to punishment under the same section.

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