EFCC detains Medview Airline boss, Bankole, over alleged Hajj scam

Mr Bankole allegedly diverted 50% of the funds paid to him by the National Hajj Commission.
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The Managing Director of Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged Hajj scam.

Mr Bankole allegedly diverted 50% of the funds paid to him by the National Hajj Commission.

He is said to have also failed to airlift pilgrims in 2019 after collecting the sum of $900,000 for that purpose.

The suspect was reportedly detained on Monday afternoon at the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi, Abuja.

A source revealed that Bankole, who arrived at the EFCC complex at 11am was invited by the anti-graft agency following his failure to execute the airlift contract after receiving the mobilisation funds, The PUNCH reports.

An official of the EFCC said, “He was given 50 per cent advance payment as well as additional $900,000 for airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia by the National Hajj Commission in 2019 but he failed to execute the contract and he also did not refund the money.”

The EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Bankole’s detention, adding that investigation into the allegations against him was going on.

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