Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Arms Scam: Ex-NAF Boss, Amosu, Returns N2.3bn to Federal Government as Part of the Funds He Diverted

The immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), has returned N2.3bn to the FG, The PUNCH reports. He allegedly issued two bank drafts to the FG as part of the funds allegedly diverted by his office as Chief of Air Staff.

The PUNCH had reported in February, that houses belonging to him, worth over N500m had been seized by the EFCC. In Amosu’s Badagry home, the EFCC had also recovered about $140,000 in cash. And that N381m was also recovered from his wife, Omolara.

The money was said to have been traced from the account of the Nigeria Air Force to the bank accounts of a company in which Amosu’s wife is a director. Calculations showed that so far, the EFCC had recovered at least N4bn from Amosu in cash and assets.

Amosu and over 10 senior officers are being probed by the EFCC as part of the $2.1bn arms scam, especially in relation to the 10 contracts of the NAF, said to be worth $931m. Amosu and his predecessor, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.) were in January.

While Amosu was granted bail, Badeh was charged to court where he is currently facing trial. A detective at the EFCC said, “Amosu has been cooperating with us and has been returning funds. However, Badeh was very stubborn. Since he refused to return funds, we took him to court.” 17 accounts have allegedly been traced to Badeh and they've frozen all of them.... wt d help of OAP Freeze of Cool FM....

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