Former Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika’s Alleged Arrest Sparks Controversy: DSS Remains Silent

Former Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika’s Alleged Arrest Sparks Controversy: DSS Remains Silent

…By for TDPel Media. It has been approximately 24 hours since news broke about the alleged arrest of former aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, by the Department of State Services (DSS).


However, there has been no official update or confirmation from the DSS regarding this matter.

The secret police reportedly invited Sirika for questioning related to the launch of the national carrier, Nigeria Air, but the reasons for his alleged arrest remain undisclosed.

This lack of transparency has raised concerns among the public and media outlets seeking clarification on the situation.


Alleged Arrest and Questioning of Hadi Sirika:

According to Naija News, the DSS invited Hadi Sirika for questioning concerning the controversy surrounding the launch of Nigeria Air.

He reportedly arrived at the DSS headquarters in Abuja on Thursday afternoon, driving a Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

As per SaharaReporters, a security source confirmed that Sirika was being grilled during his visit to the secret police headquarters.

However, the specific details regarding the questions asked or the duration of the interrogation have not been disclosed.

Controversy Surrounding Nigeria Air Launch:

The Muhammadu Buhari administration had unveiled a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which was claimed to be a Nigeria Air airplane, in May.


The acting Managing Director of Nigeria Air, Captain Dapo Olumide, later revealed that the aircraft was over ten years old and actually belonged to Ethiopian Airlines.

This revelation raised serious concerns about the credibility of the national carrier project and led to public scrutiny of the officials involved in its launch, including Hadi Sirika.

Silence from the Department of State Services:

Despite media reports and public interest, the DSS has maintained complete silence on Hadi Sirika’s alleged arrest.

Numerous attempts have been made to contact the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, to confirm and provide an update on the situation.

However, all calls and messages have gone unanswered, leaving the public in the dark about the status of the former aviation minister.



The alleged arrest of Hadi Sirika, the former aviation minister, over the controversy surrounding the Nigeria Air launch, has garnered significant attention.

However, the lack of official updates from the Department of State Services has created uncertainty and raised questions about the transparency and accountability of the authorities involved.

As the public awaits further information, it remains to be seen whether the DSS will address the concerns and shed light on the situation in the coming days.

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