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₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by OmotolaDeniro(f): 6:57am On Jun 11
The N2.7bn contract fraud trial of the immediate-past Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, opened on Monday with a former Director of Procurement in the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Azubuike Okorie, testifying against him.

Sirika is standing trial alongside his daughter, Fatima, son-in-law, Jalal Hamma, and their company, Al-Buraq Investment Limited.

The defendants are being prosecuted on six counts, bordering on contract fraud, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC alleged that as minister, Sirika abused his office to confer undue advantage on his daughter, son-in-law and company, by allegedly awarding contracts to them.

Led in evidence by the EFCC lead counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the subpoenaed witness, Okorie, informed Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja that a certain N1.4bn Apron Extension contract at Katsina Airport was not executed till he left civil service on May 23, 2023.

“As of the time I left civil service on May 23, 2023, the contract was not executed, to the best of my knowledge,” Okorie told the judge.

The witness said he served as a Special Assistant on Projects to Sirika between 2022 and 2023.

Okorie said he also served as the Chairman of the Project Implementation Committee, which was responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of projects.

He identified Al-Buraq Investment Limited as one of the contractors, which got jobs from the aviation ministry.

He, however, told the court that when his committee visited Katsina for project monitoring and implementation, Al-Buraq contractors and other contractors were not on the ground.

“When we got there (Kastina Airport), we had a list of other contractors who were supposed to be on the ground, including Al-Buraq. My Lord, we did not find any of them on site then,” he said.

He explained that before a contract was awarded, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria would have secured land with a Certificate of Occupancy.

He, however, said when his committee interacted with the Commissioner for Lands in Kastina State, he informed that “because of a conflict between the Nigerian Air Force and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, they were not able to secure the land at that time and so the contractors could not go to the site.”


Okorie said he was aware that Al-Buraq Investment Limited had already been paid 30 per cent of the contract sum as mobilisation fee.

“As Chairman, Project Implementation Committee, I was not involved in payments.

“Payments are made in stages until a contractor finishes the contract,” he said.

The lead defence counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), asked the court for an adjournment to cross-examine the witness.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/n2-7bn-fraud-efcc-first-witness-testifies-in-sirika-trial/%3famp

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Nahunger(m): 7:52am On Jun 11
cheesy
FTC after a very long time.


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Do have a great day everyone 👏

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by jojothaiv(m): 7:53am On Jun 11
What a country we lived in.

If we look at this Hadi case critically, man own might just be child play to the numerous covet deals going on right beneath our noses but as usual, we will be humble, meek and docile and let the looting spree keep going on.

Until there's a capital punishment for all looters we might nevee get it right.

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by EnglishUsa: 7:53am On Jun 11
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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Emman08: 7:53am On Jun 11
Was Calamity Buhari not approving all these monies?


Asking for a friend.
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by bukalis(m): 7:54am On Jun 11
Hmmmmm undecided
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Anguldi(m): 7:55am On Jun 11
tongue
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Brendaniel: 7:55am On Jun 11
The very same government and minister those supporting Tinubu now supported for 8 years and they want Nigerians to believe that they know what they are doing....

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Parydelegate: 7:55am On Jun 11
Actually, to be sincerely honest in my humble opinion, without being sentimental and of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, and without lies to the actual truth, with my clear open mind and clean heart, expressing what ever is embedded inside me for a long time which I didn't say because I was nervous. But today by gathering all the courage and motivation, I just want to say that I actually feel and think that EFCC should also go after other corrupt ministers from the last administration. Thank you! 🙏

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by PlutoChief: 7:56am On Jun 11
Yeye dey smell
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by FreeStuffsNG: 7:57am On Jun 11
OmotolaDeniro:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/n2-7bn-fraud-efcc-first-witness-testifies-in-sirika-trial/%3famp

“When we got there (Kastina Airport), we had a list of other contractors who were supposed to be on the ground, including Al-Buraq. My Lord, we did not find any of them on site then,” he said.
This prosecution witness and his account is very strong and compelling. It will play a significant role in the eventual conviction if the court decides to convict the defendants.

When they tell you to go commit crime and deceive you with that nonsense rhetoric of " this is Nigeria ", run before they ruin your life! Sirika is in real trouble. That retired senior civil servant better have no skeleton in his own cupboard so that his credibility as a prosecution witness is not tainted.

May God bless Nigeria for ever! Check my signature for free stuffs!

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by UpTown001(m): 7:59am On Jun 11
This country, Nawa o embarassed
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Judolisco(m): 7:59am On Jun 11
Dis same stuff is happening across all agencies and parastatals... If not dem no go see money dey build all dis estates for Abuja na... But God na wonderful God, with all d money, no peace of mind, most of them dey treat mad sickness, some of dem get serious drug addicts as children...

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Spartachizzy: 7:59am On Jun 11
Polithiefians
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by egoldman(m): 7:59am On Jun 11
FreeStuffsNG:


“When we got there (Kastina Airport), we had a list of other contractors who were supposed to be on the ground, including Al-Buraq. My Lord, we did not find any of them on site then,” he said.

This is the sidika u were defending along his Nigerian air scam, you should be ashamed of yourself.

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by ATLANTIC01: 8:00am On Jun 11
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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by MaziObinnaokija: 8:01am On Jun 11
cool sad sad shocked
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by kenn4rill(m): 8:04am On Jun 11
If the legendary late Fela where to be alive today, I wonder the kind of song he would be singing in respect to the kind of looting we are experiencing today compering to the peanuts that where been looted back then.
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by YoungLionken(m): 8:05am On Jun 11
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Curious345: 8:05am On Jun 11
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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Treasure17(m): 8:06am On Jun 11
Buhari and his geng did us dirty.
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by theophorus(m): 8:07am On Jun 11
Sirika don enter correct gbege.

Next time when you get opportunity to serve you no go do Balablu.
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by ogolemati: 8:08am On Jun 11
Emman08:
Was Calamity Buhari not approving all these monies?


Asking for a friend.
cheesy grin grin grin grin buhari the saint according to nairaland suya guy mannabbqgriIl the darling daddy

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Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by rajiedreez: 8:09am On Jun 11
Let Sirika go to holiday in kuje
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by FreeStuffsNG: 8:10am On Jun 11
egoldman:




Cyberbullying is still a crime and that's why I am responding to you so that your cyberbullying activities will have digital footprints.
Everyone who holds a contrary opinion is always a victim of your criminal defamation, insults and cyberbullying.

Sirika is still innocent in the face of the law and if his noble idea is endorsed by FG, it doesn't mean if he is guilty, the government of the Federation is guilty. It's same government that some of us supported that is prosecuting him today.

If you are in government, don't go into government to commit crime, if you do, it is the same government that will prosecute and convict you! Same counsel I will give you, when you are online, don't go about committing cybercrime, cyberstalking and criminal defamation again.
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Houseofglam7(f): 8:11am On Jun 11
Speechless 😶
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by Nonybb: 8:13am On Jun 11
Sirika is as corrupt as Buhari
Re: ₦‎2.7 Billion Fraud: Ex-Director, Azubuike Okorie Testifies Against Sirika by AkumTemi: 8:13am On Jun 11
OmotolaDeniro:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/n2-7bn-fraud-efcc-first-witness-testifies-in-sirika-trial/%3famp

Nothing will come out of it, our anti corruption agencies are mere toothless bulldogs.

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