Court Admits More Documents In Proof Of Case Against Amosu, Others
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has presented more documents in proof of its case against a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), and 10 others.
The EFCC is prosecuting Air Marshal Amosu and his co-defendants for an alleged fraud totalling about 22.8 billion naira.
The documents were presented on Thursday before a Federal High Court in Lagos, through an investigator with the EFCC, Mr Tosin Owobo, who continued his testimony from Wednesday.
Led in evidence by the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, Mr Owobo claimed that his team of investigators uncovered how funds were moved from the Nigerian Air Force Special Emergency Operation account into the accounts of three companies.
According to the witness, the investigators later discovered that one of the three companies, Timsegg Investment Limited, was operated by one of the defendants who is a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo.
Justice Mohammed Idris admitted in evidence, the statements of accounts of the company, and also admitted the account documents of one Hebron Housing and Properties Company, which was also allegedly used to divert the Air Force funds.
An Attempt to tender the bank documents of another company, Gbemisola Ventures, said to also be owned by Air Commodore Gbadebo, was however resisted by the defence team.
Justice Idris has adjourned till February 22 for ruling on the admissibility of the documents and for continuation of trial.