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Alleged N2bn Fraud: EFCC Arrest NCAA Director, Others




PRNigeria is reporting that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested four top officials of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA).

They were reportedly taken into custody over an alleged N2 billion ‘Duty Tour Allowance’ (DTA) fraud.

The suspects are Bilkisu Adamu Sani, Director of Finance and Accounts; Hart Benson Fimienye, Deputy General Manager, Treasury.

Others include Obene Jenbarimiema Turniel, Deputy General Manager (Management Accounts), and Nathaniel Terna Kaainjo, General Manager (Accounts and Stores).

Nathaniel was arrested on Thursday, March 16, while other officials were picked on Monday, March 20.

A team of EFCC investigators are questioning them at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Adam Sani was appointed as Director of NCAA in 2017, following the sacking of nine directors with two namely– Adamu Abdullahi and Sasegbon recalled.

She is described as a leader with administrative skills.

Prior to her appointment with NCAA, the regulatory body for aviation in Nigeria that ensures safety of the sector and carries out oversight of airports, airspace, and meteorological services, she worked with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in 2008 as an Area Manager (Abuja), before serving as a Group Head, with Skye Bank Plc, Abuja.

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