EFCC Arrests NCAA Officials Over N2B Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested four top officials of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over alleged N2 billion Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) fraud in the agency.
According to a very reliable source in NCAA, the suspects included the Director, Finance and Accounts, Bilkisu Adamu Sani; Deputy General Manager, Treasury, Hart Benson Fimienye; Deputy General Manager (Management Accounts), Obene Jenbarimiema Turniel and Nathaniel Terna Kaainjo, General Manager, Accounts and Stores.
The source further revealed that Kaainjo was taken into EFCC’s custody on Thursday, March 16, 2023, while the others were arrested yesterday and are at the moment being grilled by a team of operatives at NCAA headquarters in Abuja.
The source also revealed that the NCCA officials allegedly paid themselves and others DTA in excess of N2 billion.
The arrest and subsequent interogation was also confirmed by sources at the EFCC.
NCAA is regulatory body saddled with the responsibility of regulating activities in the aviation sector.