EFCC Raids NAHCO Office in Lagos, Summons Officers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission raided the National Aviation Handling Company at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

A source in the company disclosed that operatives of the commission stormed the complex at about 5pm on Thursday and immediately restricted movement in and out of the premises.

The source told Punch that during the operation that lasted about three hours, operatives conducted a thorough search on computers in some key offices, including the Audit department.

After the search, junior members of staff were told to go while they questioned some senior workers.

The source said those quizzed included the company secretary, the head of Internal Audit and some other senior members of staff. It was gathered that the raid might not be unconnected with the sacking of a senior management worker last Monday.

“They interrogated the company secretary, the head of Audit department and some heads of department, including asset management, infrastructure and cargo and the operatives didn’t leave until around 8pm,” the source said.

The key officers were summoned to report to the commission at a later date for further investigation.

The Manager, Corporate Communications and Services, NAHCO AVIANCE, Tayo Ajakaye, when contacted, confirmed the operatives’ visit. He said the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bamidele Adelaja, was available to attend to them since the Managing Director and company secretary were not around.

Ajakaiye noted that the actual cause of the visit remained unknown as the EFCC officials were “tight lipped” about the reason for their visit.