Air force Chief Docked, Remanded in Prison over N166m Bribe

The Chief of Training and Operations of Nigerian Air Force‎, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, was Thursday, docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following his acceptance of bribe of N166m.

He is to be remanded in Kuje Prison pending the hearing of his bail application slated for June 6.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of a Federal High Court, Abuja, gave the order of remand shortly after Oguntoyinbo pleaded not guilty to the the charge of accepting N166m gift from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force.

He was allegeded to have received the gift from the contractor, Société D’ Equipments Internationaux Nigeria Limited, in the course of performing his official duty.

The alleged offence was said to be contrary to section 17(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission Act and punishable under section 17(c) of the same Act.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendant received the N166m bribe from the contractor, while serving as the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force‎.

Oguntoyinbo allegedly accepted the bribe from the contractor through the account of his company, Spaceweb Integrated Services Limited, with Wema Bank Plc.

EFCC said he is the sole signatory to the bank account and Managing Director of Spaceweb Integrated Services Limited.

Author: News Editor

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