Reports have it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has impounded a N948 million aircraft allegedly linked with a former governor of Borno State who is under investigation.
A report It was gathered that the Dornier 328 was seized following suspicion in the manner in which it was acquired. The plane was seized on Monday at the Maiduguri International Airport.
It was learnt that the plane was being operated by Skybird Air
Abuja Reporters quoted an EFCC source, who spoke in confidence, as saying: “We impounded the Dornier 328 on Monday following suspicion in the manner in which it was acquired.
“Our detectives are working on clues that the aircraft belongs to a former governor of Borno State but it is being used by a front. We are already looking into relevant records; we want to establish who actually owns it.
“We are tracking how and when the aircraft was bought, where it was purchased, the mode of payment and the sources of funds. This is definitely an international transaction; it is easier to trace the inflows and outflows from any account.”
“There are also some petitions containing allegations against the former governor concerning the aircraft and some public funds. If the aircraft cannot be identified with the ex-governor, the EFCC will release it to the beneficial owner.”