Former Chief of Air staff，Air Vice Marshal Dikko Umar was this morning arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja on a 7 count charge.
The former air chief is being investigated for his alleged involvement in the misappropriation of funds meant for arms procurement during the immediate past administration. Air Marshal Umar was Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff between 2010 to 2012.
Also lined up for investigation by the anti-graft agency are 14 other retired and serving military officers and 21 firms said to have been awarded the contracts.
Garba Shehu,Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President, gave the names of those to be investigated as: (1) Air Chief Marshal A.S. Badeh (Rtd) (2) Air Marshal M.D. Umar (Rtd) (3) Air Marshal A.N. Amosu (Rtd) (4) Maj-Gen. E.R. Chioba (Rtd), former Director General, Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) (5) AVM I.A. Balogun (Rtd) (6) AVM A.G. Tsakr (Rtd) (7) AVM A.G. Idowu (Rtd) (8) AVM A.M. Mamu (NAF Chief of Administration) (9) AVM O.T. Oguntoyinbo (former Director of Production, Defence Headquarters) (10) AVM T. Omenyi (MD, NAF Holdings) (11) AVM J.B. Adigun (former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting) (12) AVM R.A. Ojuawo (Air Force Tactical Air Command, Makurdi) (13) AVM J.A. Kayode-Beckley (Director, Armament Research in Air Force Research and Development Centre) (12) Air Cdre S.A. Yushau (Rtd) (13) Air Cdre A.O. Ogunjobi (14) Air Cdre G.M.D. Gwani (15) Air Cdre S.O. Makinde (16) Air Cdre A.Y. Lassa (16) Col N. Ashinze (Special Military Assistant to former NSA Sambo Dasuki) (17) Lt Col. M.S. Dasuki (Rtd).