Hadi Sirika, former Minister of Aviation, and his daughter Fatima have arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja, where they will be arraigned with an alleged N2.7 billion fraud in connection with the botched Nigerian Air project.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned the former minister, his daughter, and two others with six offenses.

The anti-graft agency accused Sirika of giving some firms unfair advantages between April 2022 and March 2023 in Abuja.

It added that that embattled minister abused his office by awarding consultancy N1.3bn contract for the Nigerian Air Start-up to Tianero Nigeria Limited.

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