- Allegedly purchased refurbished aircraft for NAF
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arrested a former Principal Private Secretary, PPS, to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur.
Tukur was picked up by operatives of the commission yesterday evening in his Abuja residence on the allegation that he was involved in the purchase of refurbished aircraft for Nigerian Airforce, NAF.
A highly placed source at the commission yesterday told Nigerian Pilot that embattled Tukur was arrested in connection with some refurbish aircraft that he allegedly supply to Nigerian Air Force while he was the principal secretary to former president Goodluck Jonathan running to billions.
According to the source, the memo was allegedly written by Tukur to supply brand new aircraft but in return, he allegedly supply refurbished ones to the Nigerian Air Force.
He was one of the most powerful persons in the administration of Mr. Jonathan. It was not clear why he was arrested, but the commission has been investigating how government monies were stolen and diverted for political purposes during the administration of Mr. Jonathan.
The EFCC is already prosecuting a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki and many other top politicians.
The anti-graft agency also has in its custody a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who served as the director of publicity for the campaign organisation of Mr. Jonathan during the 2015 election.
The commission had also earlier arrested and granted bail to four former Ministers who served under Jonathan.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren he told our correspondent that he will confirm from the commission and revert back to Nigerian Pilot.