EFCC raids NAHCO office
Hard fighting anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) conducted a raid on the office of the National Aviation Handling Company at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. According to report by Punch, the raid which was carried out last Thursday lasted about three hours with EFCC operatives conducting thorough search on computers in some key offices, including the Audit department.
A source quoted in the report said those quizzed included the company secretary, the head of Internal Audit and other some other senior members of staff. It added that the raid might not be unconnected with the sacking of a senior management worker last Monday. â€œThey interrogated the company secretary, the head of Audit department and some heads of department, including asset management, infrastructure and cargo and the operatives didnâ€™t leave until around 8pm,â€ the source was quoted. But the corporate communications and services manager of NAHCO AVIANCE, Mr Tayo Ajakaye who confirmed the raid in a statement said the chief financial officer, Bamidele Adelaja attended to the EFCC operatives. â€œUnable to meet with any of the two top company officials, they (the operatives) then requested to see the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bamidele Adelaja, with whom they spent some time sorting out some company documents which they were interested in.
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â€œThe CFO confirmed that he was shown a search warrant by the EFCC officials even as he added that NAHCO was always ready to cooperate with government agencies and regulators in every way and was ready to do so in the present case. â€œThe visit, which started around 4pm ended a little after 7pm when the operatives left with a few documents.â€