Ex-Airforce Chief, Amosu Returns N2.3bn From $2.1b Arms Scam



The former Chief of Air Staff,  Rtd. Air Marshal Adesola Amosu has returned the sum of N2.3b to the Federal Government.

Punch reports that an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  source involved in the case said “I can confirm to you that Amosu has returned N2.3bn. He raised two bank drafts. One draft was N2bn while the second was N300m.”

The source also 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.”

The EFCC source also alleged that illegal deductions might still be going on in the Nigerian Airforce, despite several arrests.

He said “We were told that over N558.2m was diverted by the office of the Chief of Air Staff monthly and the money was converted to dollars. We were told that air force officers from the rank of air commodore and above all benefitted from the money.

“We believe that even after Amosu had left, they still shared money. We were told that even in February, these illegal deductions were still made. In due course, our findings will be made public.”

According to reports, $1 million was discovered by the EFCC at Amosu’s Badagry home, in Lagos state.

Ademola Amosu,  a former Chief of Air Staff is among a long list of top military personnel who are being investigated in connection with the arms purchase scandal involving former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.


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