EFCC Detains Former Air Chief

Channels Television
Updated January 28, 2016

EFCCThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has continued to detain the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu who was arrested on January 27 by operatives of the anti-graft agency.

The former Air Force chief is among the senior military officers President Buhari recently ordered the EFCC to investigate in the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal scandal.

A source in the Commission said that the Air Chief is being investigated for reportedly authorizing the purchase of two helicopters without functional rotors.

He later, allegedly compelled two Air Force officers to fly in one of the helicopters after the helicopter was equipped with a rotor that was taken from an unserviceable Russian-made helicopter gunship.

The Nigeria Air Force personnel is also being investigated over his role in another 29 billion Naira procurement deals that took place between 2014 and 2015.