Lagos — Operatives at Special Fraud Unit, Milverton, Ikoyi Lagos, have invited the immediate past Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, for questioning.
Sources at SFU hinted that Aisuebeogun was invited for questioning over alleged award of contract for the renovation of toilets at Murtala Muhammed International Airport for N397 million, without approval from the board.
"Also, he was alleged to have approved a phone training for FAAN staff in South Africa and ensured that 840 000 US dollars was paid.
But the training did not hold as a result of the bilateral disagreement between Nigeria and South Africa at that time.
"Aside that, we are also investigating his alleged involvement in the collection of a total sum of 6,000 US Dollars, each on all the 140 participants billed to attend the training but failed to remit the money into the agency's account when the training did not hold."
Continuing, sources stated that "he was also alleged to have bought Toyota Camry advertised for N5.9 million at N10.2 million and allegedly refurbished three generators in Abuja Airport at the rate of N228 million, while an engineering firm had submitted a quotation of N50 million each for new generators with the same capacity."
The unit's spokesperson, Mrs Ngozi Nsitume, could not be reached on phone for comments. But the unit's boss, Mr. Ayotunde Ogunsaki, confirmed the arrest, saying investigation into the allegations were still ongoing.