N255m Armoured Cars Scandal: Whereabouts of the 2 luxury bulletproof cars unknown!

The whereabouts of the two luxury bulletproof cars procured with public funds by the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, is unknown, according to the minister’s close aides and insiders in the aviation industry.

Mrs. Oduah, our sources say, has never been seen riding in them or using them for any official purpose, raising questions on whether the cars were supplied at all or whether the transaction was a mere paper process to launder public funds.

When contacted, through her spokesperson, Thursday, the minister declined to respond to enquiries regarding the whereabouts of the cars since she is not known to use them to work and other official functions.

Premium Times had contacted spokesperson Joe Obi specifically requesting information on the use the armoured vehicles had been put since they were delivered to Mrs. Oduah in August.

Premium Times also indicated interest in physically inspecting the cars. But the minister’s aide refused to grant permission to view the N225 million worth of BMWs.

After asking Premium Times to send him a text message detailing the enquiries, Mr. Obi failed to respond and subsequently refused to answer calls made to his telephone.

But checks at the aviation industry indicated the whereabouts of the cars remained unknown even to close aides of Mrs. Oduah.

The spokesperson for the nation’s aviation agencies, Yakubu Datti, had initially dismissed the news of the purchase of the vehicles by news website, Sahara Reporters, as politically motivated “rumour.”

However, Mr. Obi admitted to the Punch Newspaper on Wednesday that the two armoured BMW cars were procured to protect his boss from “imminent threats.”


Credit: Nicholas Ibekwe/Premium Times

Inflated cost of purchase + due process not followed - all these portrays that the armoured cars deal was used to steal tax payer's money in my opinion.

Madam Stella is not alone in this, fingers should be point at NCAA who procure the vehicles for the Minister and Cosharis Motors for selling the vehicles at the ridiculously inflated price (if the vehicles were supplied at all)!


  1. How I wish Fela is still alive a song will be made out of thia shameless revelations


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