Friday, January 29, 2016 7:56 am
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have been quizzing Nigeria’s former Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Adesola Amosu in connection with the $2.1billion arms deals probe.
Amosun who was detained by the EFCC on Tuesday night, is expected to shed light on more than 10 contracts valued at $930,500,960 which were awarded by the Nigerian Air Force between January 2014 and February 2015 and why NAF bought used Mi-24V helicopters instead of Mi-35M series.”
The other issues he was confronted with are:
Apart from Amosu, the EFCC will also be interrogating AVM A. M. Mamu(the Chief of Administration); AVM O.T.Oguntoyinbo (former Director of Production, Defence Headquarters); AVM R.A. Ojuawo (Air Officer Tactical Air Command, Makurdi; AVM J.B. Adigun(former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting in NAF); and AVM J.A. Kayode-Beckley(Director, Armament Research in Air Force Research and Development Centre); AVM T. Omenyi (MD, NAF Holdings), four top officers at the Defence Headquarters(DHQ), Air Cdre AO Ogunjobi; Air Cdre G.M.D. Gwani; Air Cdre S.O. Makinde; Air Cdre A.Y. Lassa and Col. N. Ashinze , who was the Special Military Assistant to Col. Dasuki (retd).
Former National Security adviser, Sambo Dasuki had insisted that Amosu confirmed the delivery of the four Alpha Jets and 12 helicopters.
“It is laughable for the panel to assume that four Alpha jets and 12 helicopters were undelivered. In a memo to the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA), referenced NAF/905/D/CAS of November 28, 2014, the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Adesola Amosu, acknowledged the receipt of the 4x Alpha jets attack aircraft and the helicopters”, Dasuki wrote in a letter to a separate panel probing what has been termed #armsgate or #Dasukigate.
*Adapted from The Nation. Read More: Ex- Air Force Chief Adesola Amosu