The immediate past chief of air staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), one of the principal suspects in the probe into monumental diversion of security votes under the last administration, has reportedly returned the sum of N2.3bn to the federal government.
Punch newspaper cites a source within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as having disclosed on the condition of anonymity, that Amosu issued two bank drafts to the federal government to refund some of the funds allegedly diverted while he was chief of air staff.
The source said, “I can confirm to you that Amosu has returned N2.3bn. He raised two bank drafts. One draft was N2bn while the second was N300m.”
This latest repatriation of funds allegedly looted by Amosu adds to a previous refund of N381m through his wife, Omolara as well as the the reported seizure by the EFCC of houses belonging to Amosu worth over N500m.
In Amosu’s Badagry home, the EFCC had also stated that it recovered about $140,000 in cash. This brings all recoveries from Amosu alone to about N4bn in cash and assets.
Amosu and over 10 senior officers are being probed by the EFCC as part of the $2.1bn arms scam, especially in relation to the 10 contracts of the NAF, said to be worth $930,500,690.00.
The recovery of huge sums from the former security chiefs further adds credence to the necessity of the anti-graft war of the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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