Stella Oduah’s N255 Million Armoured BMW Cars Bribe: Femi Falana Threatens Lawsuit

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Oct 19, 2013 – Nigeria’s Aviation Minister Stella Oduah’s N255 Million Armoured BMW Cars Bribe: Femi Falana Threatens Lawsuit

One of Nigeria’s most prominent legal activists, Femi Falana, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate how Aviation Minister Stella Oduah used $1.6 million (N255 million) to purchase two armored BMW cars.

In a letter to the EFCC titled “Request for Investigation of economic crimes of fraud and extortion of the sum of N255 million by the Aviation Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah,” Mr. Falana stated that the EFCC was “no doubt aware the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, recently caused the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to purchase two bullet proof vehicles for her at a cost of N255 million.”

He described the purchase of the two cars as an “outrageous prodigal action,” and dismissed the excuse offered by the minister’s spokesman, Joe Obi, to the effect that the cars were bought because “Ms. Oduah’s life has been under threat due to the so-called reforms in the aviation sector.”

In the letter, which was signed by Samuel Ogala, Mr. Falana noted: “Apart from the fact that the said threat to the life of the Minister was never reported to the police, the extortion of the sum of N255 million from the NCAA, a parastatal under the Ministry of Aviation, is fraudulent in every material particular.”

He drew the EFCC’s attention to the fact that “the said sum of N255 million was not appropriated by the National Assembly while the officials of the NCAA who authorized the expenditure of the sum of N255 million exceeded their approval limit.” He also accused Ms. Oduah of grossly abusing “her office by extorting the sum of N225 million from the NCAA.”

He asked the anti-corruption agency to “investigate the economic crimes of fraud and extortion committed by the Aviation Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah, and her cohorts in the NCAA.” He added that he would file a lawsuit at the Federal High Court seeking an order to compel the EFCC to carry out its statutory duty if the agency fails to act within the next seven days.

[Culled From Sahara Reporter]

28 thoughts on “Stella Oduah’s N255 Million Armoured BMW Cars Bribe: Femi Falana Threatens Lawsuit

  1. Thorough investigation must be carried out to know the facts.
    Stella Oduah is not exempted from the law if she’s found liable

    • Engineering a jealously-bread selective justice, eh? Namesakes on the rampage, not so? FKK and FF–are two of a kind! Can F. Falana tell the world what his contributions were when Mr. F-Kayode was standing trial on a 47-count charge, bordering on alleged mismanagement of aviation funds as reported by some Nigerian Newspapers sometime ago? Why are you and your ilk not calling for the probing of political fraudsters–old and new–in your domain? with the like of FKK on the prowl this woman needs protection. Nigeria can’t guarantee her any, period!

      • Crazy people. Engineering a jealousy-bred selective justice, eh? Namesakes on the rampage, not so? FKK and FF–are two of a kind! Can F. Falana tell the world what his contributions were when Mr. F-Kayode was standing trial on a 47-count charge, bordering on alleged mismanagement of aviation funds as reported by some Nigerian Newspapers sometime ago? Why are you and your ilk not calling for the probing of political fraudsters–old and new–in your domain? with the like of FKK on the prowl this woman needs protection. Nigeria can’t guarantee her any, period!

  2. this women she is a big shame to all women in Nigeria, i was thinking, women will never join in Bribeing and coruption.For gad sack hwo 1 person will buy 2 cars for 1.6m dollars ,my 2 junior ones finish university with 2 upper since 2007 no job,God will send all our 419 pen thieft Leaders and their family to ever lasting hellfire.that is blood money,cos all money in nigeria ground belongs to all nigeria,not only fews class will take and do what ever they like with it, if poor man thieft 1000 naira,he or she get 10yrs,people blow billions of oil and pension money get only bail of 750,000 naira,and case cover up.

    • Engineering a jealousy-bred selective justice, eh? Namesakes on the rampage, not so? FKK and FF–are two of a kind! Can F. Falana tell the world what his contributions were when Mr. F-Kayode was standing trial on a 47-count charge, bordering on alleged mismanagement of aviation funds as reported by some Nigerian Newspapers sometime ago? Why are you and your ilk not calling for the probing of political fraudsters–old and new–in your domain? with the like of FKK on the prowl this woman needs protection. Nigeria can’t guarantee her any, period!

      • It’s rather shameful and disgusting when people like David displays ignorance of the highest magnitude. It’s high time you guys grew up beyond tribal sentiments and try to be objective for once. Why would Femi falana be shouting when Fani-kayoed was already in court?. It’s the same process for Oduah after all she’s not been proven guilty by the court of law. David were you not in this country when Tafa Balogun the former IG was dragged to the courts for similar charges? And of course, Falana was EFFC lawyer that prosecuted f fani-kayode.
        More importantly, this geos for other contributors to be objectively rational in their comments and desist from attacking personality, even you don’t agree with a view simply argue your case instead of resorting to abusive languages. You’re supposed to be the leaders of tomorrow, if we cannot communicate effectively how do expected to be considered for leadership role if at all you will be considered ?

        • Mikky Mikky, Falana was representing EFCC to hide facts about and to protect one of his cohort, FKK. We know the game these men play. Could you tell us the outcome of that probe?

  3. Why are we wasting this illiterate nuisance must be fired with immediate effect
    What other evidence do they need to sack her
    Stella Oduah must be sacked this week

  4. Why is it that anybody called Femi are very stupid and all of them are enemies of progress, e.g femi kayode, femi fanala, how much is 255m that a whole minister of aviation can’t spent on car, not only a car but two cars, na wa ooo, when common yahoo boy dey buy range rover sport, common wizkid dey buy car of 15m what of a whole minister, pls EFCC go and investigate anoda thing and leave this woman to enjoy her ministry, afterall Goodluck is a very wayward man, and yet he is not arrested, obasanjo and her daughter eat naija moni notin happen, babaginda d same tin and notin happen, Ngozi Iweala stole 100b nothing happen, why this woman’s own different joor, enemies of progress full everywhere ooo

    • u the bezo son of a b**tch I hate you with passion.
      You must be a mentally retarded person bcos ur comment is not typical of a human being. Pls get the hell out of here.

    • The gist of it is there must be accountability in governance. No one says she shouldn’t buy what ever she like but not with people’s money and at there detriment.

      • Jealously-bread selective justice, eh? Namesakes on the rampage, not so? These FKK and FF– are two of a kind! Can F. Falana tell the world what his contributions were when Mr. F-Kayode was standing trial on a 47-count charge, bordering on alleged mismanagement of aviation funds as reported by some Nigerian Newspapers sometime ago? This women needs protection. Period! This bickering should stop.

    • Them dey see fine thief? No matter how beautiful or handsome once you are a thief your beauty has turned to ugly.2 cars for 226 millions……what reformation is going on in the aviation industry with everyday “act of God plane crash”according to st’Stella odual.this is is the trade mark of those ministers once they force the chief executive of the parastatals under them to give them bribe, they cannot control them any more.this is the reason why things are not working.will Mr President hear this and act?

      • sorry point of correction, it is not 226m but 255millions, apology to sis Stella for reducing her 419 brain earned money.

  5. Leave bezo alone abeg because when God is ready to decend on them he will be the first one. Infact his family should be ashamed of him ole ,Anini,Iyamu,Shina Rambo.

  6. Leave Bezo alone cs i knw he is a small boy with small brain….. Only God knws where our country is heading to. Govt has bn battling wt Asuu strike since tryn to reach agreement bt all to no avail and some pple are dere exploiting dis money all in d name of safety wht a poor country we re.

  7. All I can say is that all these un progress minister, governor, president, senator, baba sale and lya sale all these people need to put in a room and set a blast of fire on them….. l guess we can see a new nigerian then.

  8. bezo, u always make me laugh wt ur comments…. naija case nd govt issues i dnt see it as anything….i read that jonathan was named after engineering complex of afe univ. bcos of his contribution to education sector…..when the nation he governing is in educational chaos for many days. i regret for naija for vain glory and incompetent award. bezo….keep it up..but mind public commenting truth and facts.

  9. Y are u pple complaining,is it not u pple who sign in to bill dat women shld b allowed 2 manage sensitive position in government instead of the kitchen?,if it turns out to be like this it wil be beta 4 u pple 2 shut up ur mouth nd enjoy d management of doom by women.so let the woman be aftal she wil build an earthquake prove house nxt year.

  10. Stella oduah. Femi and Efcc they will fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you,for I am with you, say the lord, to deliver you. For d lord has spoken.

  11. Hon. Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, OON(Adadioranma, Adaogbaru, Adaejiejemba) is in right direction for acquring that 2 BMW Car due to threat to her life by adamants and brouahariae naija peoples and naija politicians and NASS and REPS member e.g Fani kayode and Ali Ndume. Now what has happen to to Farouk lawan and otedola who swirdle subsidy and pension fund monies, nor some politician and crook governors who acquire billions bombardier jets. So nobody has the ghurt to ask for her sacked

  12. from which planet did this idiot called bezo comes from,so oduah is more concern about her own safety than many that perishes every day on badly acquired planes,he should cover his face,shameless idiot

  13. Femi falana nd the so call efcc.Non of you is doint the job for the growth of nigeria.Where is kiamu today.Pls go nd sit down nd let the woman be.Even if she does not buy the car wht will u people use the money for.

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