Amosu Bought Two Properties in UK With Proceeds from Corruption – Witness

A prosecuting witness in the ongoing trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal, Adesola Amosu, said Tuesday that the former Airforce Chief bought two properties in the United Kingdom with funds that he allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Nigerian Air Force.
Amosu, alongside a former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting at the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun; and a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadamosi are standing trial for allegedly diverting N22.8bn belonging to the NAF, using a number of companies.
The said companies are also joined as defendants in the charge.
The prosecuting witness, an operative of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tosin Owobo, stated this at the resumed trial of Amosu and 10 others for an alleged fraud of N22.8bn perpetrated in NAF between March 2014 and April 2015.
The witness told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday that his investigation revealed that Amosu purchased the foreign properties with the help of a Bureau be Change, Right Option Oil and Gas.
Amosu was said to have removed over N600m from NAF’s operations account and sent it to Right Option Oil and Gas, which in turn converted it to $3m to purchase two properties for Amosu in the UK.
The EFCC claimed this was apart from the sum of N2.1bn, which Amosu allegedly stole from NAF and used to purchase diagnostic equipment for a hospital, Solomon Health Care Ltd., personally owned by him.
The defendants are being tried before Justice Mohammed Idris, where they were arraigned on June 29, 2016 on 26 charges bordering on theft and money laundering.

Author: News Editor

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