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Amosu Ex-AirForce Chief reportedly returns N2.6bn from alleged loot

The anti-graft agency had accused the defendants of converting N21 billion from the NAF on March 5, 2014 in Lagos.

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Embattled ex-Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), has reportedly returned a whopping sum of N2.6bn to the Federal Government days after he was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for laundering N21 billion.

A report by Nation Newspapers revealed that Amosu's lawyer, Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), made the disclosure while arguing the ex-Chief of Air Staff's bail application.

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Arguing the bail application before Justice Mohammed Idris, Ayorinde stressed that Amosu has always cooperated with the prosecution since his arrest in January 2016 and should be granted bail as the case continues.

In the words of Ayorinde, “He has remitted colossal sums of money to the federal government, although not in admittance of guilt, but out of cooperation with security agencies."

Continuing, Amosu's lawyer said, “My application is that bail be granted to the first defendant on self-recognisance. Let those terms be liberal. He has been reporting to the EFCC, sometimes twice a week. The first defendant will make himself available for trial.”

Earlier in the week, the EFCC had arraigned Amosu alongside Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo alongside with eight companies before a High Court.

The anti-graft agency had accused the defendants of converting N21 billion from the NAF on March 5, 2014 in Lagos.

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