For contempt of court, a judge has mandated NAMA MD’s detention.
This online newspaper reports that Mathew Pwajok, the managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA), has been ordered to be arrested for breaching a court order by the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The information was revealed via a string of tweets from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday night.
The anti-graft agency claims that Justice Babs Kuewumi, the presiding judge, issued a subpoena against Pwajok in July 2022 in connection with the ongoing trial of Ibrahim Abdulsalami, a former managing director of NAMA, and others for an alleged N2.8 billion fraud.
Alleged N2.8bn Fraud: Court Orders Arrest Of NAMA MD, Mathew Pwajok For Contempt
The NAMA CEO did not, however, provide the necessary documents.
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According to a tweet from the EFCC, “Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, Mathew Pwajok, has been ordered to be arrested for disobeying a court order by Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.”
“Sometime in July 2022, the Judge issued a subpoena against Pwajok, directing him to produce certain documents in the ongoing trial of a former managing director of NAMA, Ibrahim Abdulsalami, and others for an alleged N2.8 billion fraud.”
Nnamdi Udoh (who is still at large), Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Segun Agbolade, Clara Aliche, Joy Ayodele Adegorite, Randville Investment Limited, and Multeng Travels and Tours Limited are all defendants in Abdulsalam’s case for conspiring to get NAMA to give the sum of N2.8 billion to Delosa Limited, Air Sea Delivery Limited, and Sea Schedule Systems Limited under the guise that the money represented the cost of clearing the agency’s consignments.
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