Breaking:  Former Chief of Air Staff, Amosu in EFCC Custody

 

Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Olusola Amosu have been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Street Journal learnt that since Wednesday, when he was quizzed over the disappearance of money meant to fight insurgencies in the north eastern part of the country, he has not been released.

As of the time of filing this report, Thursday he was yet to be released fuelling speculations he is still with the anti graft body.

The former Air Force Chief is one of the former and serving Military Chiefs being investigated over $2.1 billion arms procurement fund which were allegedly diverted for political campaigns by former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki is currently facing multiple charges for the same offence.

President Muhammadu Buhari directed the EFCC to probe 18 top officers of the military comprising both retired and serving personnel on January 5, 2016 as part of the ongoing efforts to unravel the 2.1 billion arms scandal.

An operative with EFCC confirmed that Amosu visited the EFCC on Wednesday and has been there since then.

The source could not say whether the former CAS would be released today or not.

“The former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, came yesterday in response to our invitation. We sent out invitation to them last week and they were expected to report with effect from Wednesday,” the source said.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said that he did not have the information on the detention of the former Air Chief when contacted.

“I don’t have that information,” he said.

Author: News Editor

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