Abuja - Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd) has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the $2.1b arms deal, reports Sahara Reporters.
Amosun is being investigated among other acts for reportedly authorizing the purchase of two helicopters without functional rotors.
Amosun is also being investigated over his role in the death of some Airforce officers who died in a crash near Yola, the capital of Adamawa State after they were compelled to fly in one of the two faulty helicopters.
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The arrest came after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the EFCC to carry out an investigation on retired and serving officers of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army.
EFCC investigators have reportedly traced nine luxury homes to Amosu, one of which is in the Government Reservation Area (GRA) of Ikeja in Lagos State, which is valued at N350 million.
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- News 24