Alia Aircraft probe: Heads to roll in Benue APC 

as EFCC calls for State files from 1999 to date

Indications have emerged that there is palpable tension among political leaders in Benue State, particularly, those of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC as the state governor Rev Hyacinth Alia, has discreetly launched a probe on a missing Aircraft belonging to the state government. 

A highly placed security source yesterday, confirmed to our correspondent that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC alongside the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA under the leadership of Nuhu Ribadu, are currently probing how whopping billions of naira was paid to a businessman coy, for the purchase of the airport on paper but, nothing to show on ground. 

According to the source, the NSA, is directly involved in the ongoing probe because he allegedly had some idea in some of the transactions that took place in the state given his position as former EFCC boss who investigated such cases of fraud on state finances. 

The source further added that the principal actor about the aircraft transactions is no More but, the coy that was used is still functional as well as the details of the said transactions. 

Recall that the immediate past governor of Benue State, Chief. Samuel Ortom’s media Aide, Mr. Terver Akase had refuted and distanced his boss Samuel Ortom from allegations of missing aircraft in the state. He denied that his boss inherited an aircraft while he took over as governor of the state in 2015.

Terver Akase was reacting to a statement credited to Governor Alia’s Spokesman, Tersoo Kula, where he said that the state has an airplane which whereabouts is still being looked into.

The former governor’s media aide further in a press statement he issued to journalists stated among other things that there was no record of an airplane in the handover notes given to Chief Samuel Ortom PhD in 2016.


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