Stella Oduah, a former aviation minister, is seeking to prevent her arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, EFCC, for two bullet proof cars bought she gave approval for while in office. The two BMW cars were said to have been bought for N160 million. Oduah, also, sued the attorney-general of the federation, inspector-general of police and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC.
Oduah’s employee at the Sea Petroleum and Gas company, Humphrey Enechukwu, filed the suit on her behalf.
Oduah explained that during her tenure, the aviation ministry used to hire bullet proof cars from embassies to ferry visiting inspecting team of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) inspection teams.
She said the situation compelled the purchase of the cars, which were appropriated for in the 2013 budget. She said investigations by law enforcement agencies on the purchase did not accuse her of wrongdoing.
Trial judge, Mohammed Yunusa, adjourned the case till 2 October,2015, for hearing and restrained parties to the suit from taking any action till then.