The federal government has seized a private jet believed to be owned by former minister of petroleum Dan Etete, over his alleged involvement in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal.
The Bombardier 6000 jet with tail number M-MYNA which touched down at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada on Friday evening, was seized on Saturday morning after a Quebec judge granted a seizure order.
Finance Uncovered reported that Babatunde Olabode ‘Bode’ Johnson who was appointed by the Nigerian government in 2016 to recover assets from the OPL 245 deal, confirmed the seizure. He said the court order was served on the jet’s owner, a company called Tibit Ltd, which has until Tuesday next week (9 June) to file court papers opposing the seizure. Tibit Ltd is an anonymously owned company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Johnson added that the jet which Etete paid a total of $57m for in 2011, has been closely monitored and has been grounded in…
Source: Linda Ikeji