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Ex-Minister defends bullet-proof vehicle

Publish date: 07 August 2017
Issue Number: 737
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Nigeria

Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister Stella Oduah says she is unaware whether the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is probing graft allegations against her. The Premium Times reports that this follows unconfirmed reports that the agency is investigating a $680 000 bullet-proof BMW sedan which was allegedly purchased for her when she was in office. ‘I did not buy a BMW; I have never bought a BMW. The BMW is a property of the government, and it is still in government care.’ She said the allegations were made by people who were not comfortable with the ‘tremendous achievements’ she has made in the aviation sector.

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