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Former Chief of Air Staff, Amosu, other military chiefs detained by EFCC

Former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu
Former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, in connection with the ongoing probe into purchase of arms under the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan. .

Amosu reportedly answered a summon by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday and as at 8 pm Thursday was, acccording to a top EFCC source still with operatives of the Commission, “helping with the investigations into the 2.1 billion dollars arms scandal.”

Our source also confirmed that an unspecified number of serving and retired military officers who have questions to answer are also in the offices of the agency, also in connection with money meant for the purchase of arms that cannot be properly accounted for.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 5, 2016 directed the EFCC to probe 18 top officers of the military, both retired and serving,in connection with what is now better known as Dasukigate.

“The former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, came yesterday in response to our invitation. We sent out invitation to them last week and they were expected to report with effect from Wednesday,” the source said.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed to Global Patriot Newspapers that Amosun and some other military officers are with the agency.

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