Former aviation minister Hadi Sirika has landed in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) over the recent “launch” of Nigeria Air.
The questioning comes after the acting managing director of Nigeria Air, Captain Dapo Olumide, revealed that the plane that was unveiled as Nigeria Air was a chartered aircraft from Ethiopian Airlines.
Olumide told the Senate Committee on Aviation that the aircraft was used to unveil the Nigeria Air logo but that it was not yet operational.
The “launch” of Nigeria Air was widely criticised as a scam.
The plane that was unveiled was revealed to be over 10 years old and had previously been operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Malawi Airlines.