…Company promises to cooperate with agencies in unraveling truth
Posted by Sade Williams
The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plc (nahco aviance) said on Tuesday it has no connection with the intercepted $8.6 million in a bus allegedly belonging to it, saying it is ready to cooperate with relevant agencies investigation the matter, to unravel the culprits.
The Comptroller – General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hammed Alli (rtd), had addressed a press conference at Lagos airport on Tuesday morning, revealing his men apprehended a bus containing the said the sum.
It revealed that it has also arrested a suspect in connection with the seizure.
But the NAHCO in a statement said it has no connection whatsoever with this alleged act, adding that it has initiated contact with the Nigerian Customs Service’ hierarchy to provide it with details of this incident.
“The attention of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plc (nahco aviance) has been brought to a press conference earlier today by the Comptroller – General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hammed Alli (rtd) to the effect that a vehicle belonging to NAHCO was intercepted with some cash in foreign currencies as it conveyed the money to an aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
“We wish to state unequivocally that NAHCO as an organization has no connection whatsoever with this alleged act. The Company has initiated contact with the Nigerian Customs Service’ hierarchy to provide it with details of this incident. As a responsible corporate organisation, NAHCO will cooperate with all regulators, agencies and other stakeholders in not only finding out the truth about this unfortunate incident, but also rooting out malpractices in the sector.
“The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company does not condone irresponsible and criminal behaviour. The Company takes seriously the trust of its esteemed clients, partners and other stakeholders, both local and international, and will do everything to protect that trust”, the company said.