Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), has reportedly returned to the federal government, N2.3 billion which he allegedly diverted from the Airforce while he served as its boss. This brings to a total of N4 billion recovered so far from Amosu.
According to Punch Newspapers, Amosu paid back the money into the federal government account in two bank drafts.
A source in the EFCC was quoted to have said: “I can confirm to you that Amosu has returned N2.3bn. He raised two bank drafts. One draft was N2bn while the second was N300m.”
“Amosu has been cooperating with us and has been returning funds.
“We were told that over N558.2m was diverted by the office of the Chief of Air Staff monthly and the money was converted to dollars. We were told that air force officers from the rank of air commodore and above all benefitted from the money.”
“We believe that even after Amosu had left, they still shared money. We were told that even in February, these illegal deductions were still made. In due course, our findings will be made public.”