EFCC probes, detains Medview Airline MD Muneer Bankole over alleged Hajj scam

The managing director of Medview Airline Muneer Bankole is being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged Hajj scam.

Bankole honoured an invitation by the commission in Abuja on Monday and was subsequently detained.

The suspect allegedly diverted 50 per cent of funds paid to him by the National Hajj Commission, and additional $900,000 for the airlift of pilgrims in 2019, which he failed to execute.

“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,” an official quoted by PUNCH said.

EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed Bankole’s detention.