Ex-Air Chief in plea bargain talks over alleged N21b diversion | ( Welcome To Torirepublic Blog )
A FORMER Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, yesterday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that he was holding plea bargain talks with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). An investigation officer, Tosin Owobo, had earlier testified that Amosu and two other former air chiefs allegedly diverted N21billion to their personal accounts from the Nigeria Air Force (NAF). He said they diverted the sum through several companies, which they personally incorporated, none of which had any transaction or contract with NAF. Owobo was testifying in the trial of Amosu, former NAF Chief of Accounts and Budgeting Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo. They were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris but pleaded not guilty. An initial plea bargain talks with EFCC broke down after they reportedly refunded about N2 billion to the Federal Government. EFCC accused them of converting N21billion from NAF through