Ex-NAF chief, Amosu, to forfeit N2.2bn

Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, is to temporarily forfeit the sum of N2, 244,500,000 to the Federal Government, according to the directive of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The directive was given by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which told the court that the sum was reasonably suspected to be proceeds of an unlawful activity.

The judge made an interim order forfeiting to the Federal Government the total sum of N2, 244,500,000 found and recovered by the commission from the first respondent (Amosu), which was reasonably suspected to be proceeds of an unlawful activity.

Justice Olatoregun also granted an interim order for the temporary forfeiture of N190, 828,978.15 recovered from a former Air Force Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo.

She further ordered the temporary forfeiture of N10m recovered from Solomon Enterprises, a company linked to Amosu.

The judge directed the EFCC to publish the interim order in The PUNCH and The Nation so that the respondents or anyone interested could show cause why the final order of forfeiture should not be made in favour of the Federal Government.

The judge adjourned until June 29.

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