EXCLUSIVE:POLICE INTERROGATES JIMOH IBRAHIM AIR NIGERIA AIRLINE INVESTOR
Embattled business mogul and chairman of Air Nigeria, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, was today quizzed for six hours by the Nigeria Police in Abuja.
Mr. Jimoh was wanted in relation to a petition written by Air Nigeria's former Executive Director (Finance), Mr. John Nnorom, which contains many allegations about Mr. Ibrahim's business practices, as well as threats to his life.
Mr. Nnorom, who resigned his appointment from Air Nigeria early in April, has become a whistleblower on the inside workings of the airline that endanger the safety of its travelers. Upon the allegation that Mr. Ibrahim has hired assassins to silence him, the Inspector General of police is reported to be considering giving Mr. Nnorom protection.
Earlier in the week, it was also learnt that the EFCC interrogated the NICON Insurance Managing Director Emmanuel Jegede for as many as 12 hours as part of an investigation into pension fund fraud.
Sources say that EFCC investigators have also obtained financial information from the office of the Accountant General of Nigeria showing that some N10 billion approved for pensioners was diverted by Mr. Ibrahim to get a private jet through a New York based law firm.
As Jimoh's business operation faces further difficulties, the controversial businessman yesterday clamped down on about 12 pilots and engineers at Air Nigeria who are members of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, accusing them of disclosing safety and aircraft maintenance information to the media.
It is also understood that GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), which leased some aircraft to Air Nigeria, today concluded plans in Lagos to repossess four of them.
As the fortune of the airline crumbles, SaharaReporters can also confirm that Mr. Ibrahim plans to fire 85% of its employees
Sent from my BlackBerry® Smartphone, from Etisalat. Enjoy high speed internet service with Etisalat easy net, available at all our experience centres
Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs has commended the organizers of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, for creating a befitting platform showcasing...
Sex is so sweet but dangerous when it is done with the wrong person.That was excatly the case as two staffers of a major telecom company ...
Paddy Adenuga, the handsome top executive with Globacom seems to love working hard and rocking hard too. Paddy reportedly had a wondrous t...
Story and photos by Niyi Tabiti Chief Reporter Remi Fagbohun is aimed for the tops and she would not let anything come in between her and...