The EFCC has reportedly discovered N2.5 billion in the bank account of a house maid working for former Aviation Minister, Mrs. Stella Oduah.
According to Sahara Reporters which broke the news, “Senator Oduah apparently opened the account with her housemaid’s name, image, and details without the housemaid knowing about it,” as revealed by their source.
The report also revealed that Mrs. Oduah was the sole signatory of the account.
“As of last week, the account was still active and contained over N2.5 billion,” said one EFCC source. He added that he could not ascertain whether the EFCC chairman, who is currently traveling in Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj, had ordered the freezing of the account.
It is now that the former minister must have stolen as much as N5.6 billion so far from the Aviation Ministry’s funds during her ministerial term.
EFCC is also said to have so far determined that Ms. Oduah split N3.6 billion that she acquired illegally among eight companies.
Mrs. Stella Oduah who is now a senator representing Anambra State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is yet to respond.