Helicopter Tecno Fights helicopters, a Helicopter company which was allegedly paid $462million for Helicopters by the trio of trio of Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Defence, Mansur Dan Ali and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele does not exist in the United States, pointblanknews.com check has revealed.
The Senate has already summoned the Governor of the CBN, Emifele, the Minister of Finance, Adeosun and the Minister of Defence, Dan-Ali over alleged withdrawal of $462 million from the Federation Account without the approval of lawmakers.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Mr Sam Anyawu raised alarm about the alleged withdrawal of the funds in a point of order during the plenary of the upper chamber on Tuesday.
Mr. Anyawu, in the point of order, made reference to section 80 (2) and (3) of the 1999 Constitution which prohibits anyone from withdrawing money from the Federation Account without the consent of the National Assembly.
“Mr President, I have it in good authority that in March 2018, a whopping sum of $462 million was withdrawn from the federation account and paid for helicopters to an American firm called Helicopter Tecno Fights Helicopters and this was done without the approval of the Senate. And I know there was no such request from the Senate.
Pointblanknews.com carried out a check with the U.S Department of Commerce and the U.S States Department to verify the authenticity of Helicopter Tecno Fights Helicopters which was allegedly paid $462million in March but no result for the company was found either as a helicopter dealer or manufacturers in the United States.
No website or contact telephone numbers were found for Helicopter Tecno Fights Helicopter in the U.S.
Spokespersons for the U.S States Department and the U.S Department of Commerce were yet to respond to emails from Pointblanknews.com
Senator Anyawu had noted that the withdrawal for the purchase of the helicopters was curious because it has no legislative approvals.
“As a citizen, senator of this place, I want to find out how this thing was done and I suggest that we invite the CBN governor, the Ministers of Finance and Defence to tell us how this money was withdrawn and paid to an American company without the approval of the Senate,” said the Senator.
The Senate then unanimously agreed to refer the matter to the committee on appropriation to summon the officials and conduct an investigation.
The following are helicopter dealers and manufacturers in the U.S:
Airbus Helicopters, Inc., Bell Helicopter, Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, Brantly International, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Erickson Inc., Hiller Aircraft, Kaman Aircraft, MD Helicopters, Piasecki Aircraft, Robinson Helicopter Company, Rotair Industries, RotorWay, Schweizer Aircraft, Scott’s – Bell 47, Sikorsky Aircraft, Skyworks Global