The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has frozen an account belonging to Abubakar Ahmad Sirika, brother of immediate-past minister Hadi Sirika, over an alleged N8.06 billion contract fraud in the Federal Ministry of Aviation.
According to a report in The Nation, the anti-graft agency made this known after the arrest of Abubakar Sirika over contract fraud worth about N3.2 billion that was traced to his private company, Engirios Nigeria Limited.
Abubakar Sirika is also a Level-16 officer and a deputy director in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
It was gathered that four big contracts were awarded to Abubakar’s Engirios Nigeria Limited when his brother was in charge of the ministry.
According to EFCC investigators, Abubakar Ahmad Sirika is listed as the company’s MD/CEO and the sole signatory to the two accounts linked to the firm with two banks.