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EFCC seizes N5bn houses of ex-Chief of Air Staff

11 February 2016, 10:03

Abuja - Houses and other properties belonging to the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and other senior military officers worth N5bn have been confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, reports Punch.

The properties are located in the Ikoyi, Ikeja GRA and Badagry areas of Lagos State and Abuja.

Other senior military officers, whose properties were seized are the immediate past Chief of Accounts and Budgeting of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal J.B. Adigun; and Air Commodore O. O. Gbadebo, who was the Director of Finance and Budget at NAF.

Also read: EEFCC seals off property of Dasuki, serving General

Some of the houses belonging to Amosu, which have been sealed include an ultra-modern hospital worth N85m on Adeniyi Jones Avenue in Ikeja; a house located on Adeyemo Alakija Street, GRA Ikeja, near the Ghanaian High Commission worth over N200m and Harmony Estate in Abuja.

House and properties traced to Gbadebo include a block of 12 luxury flats located on Agodogba Street, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, worth over N1.7bn;  block of luxury flats on Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island, worth N1.8bn; a parcel of land, located on Bourdillon Drive, Ikoyi, worth N908m and a set of four terrace houses on Agede Street, off Aminu Kano in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

Amosu and over 10 senior officers are being probed by the EFCC as part of investigations into the $2.1bn arms scam, especially in relation to the 10 contracts of the NAF, said to be worth $930 500 690.00.

Read more at Punch.

- News 24


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