Arms Deal Fraud EFCC arrests wife of former Air Force boss, Amosu after finding N3bn in her accounts

The EFCC is also said to have seized properties worth N5 billion from Amosu and other military officers linked with the scam.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested the wife of former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu in connection with the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal probe.

Mrs Lara Amosu is said to have been arrested by EFCC agents in Abuja last week, according to New Telegraph.

She was reportedly taken into custody after security agents traced N3 billion in allegedly laundered funds to her accounts.

“Shortly after Amosu was picked up in Abuja, his wife, Lara, was subsequently arrested. Investigations conducted showed that some of the monies the former Chief of Air Staff made through some contracts and procurements in NAF were traced to his wife’s accounts,” a source told New Telegraph.

“About N3 billion was traced to the wife’s accounts while some assets acquired by the former service chief was in her name and some others in her company’s name.

“So, Lara is an accessory to a crime. The proceeds with her are from the arms funds. As we prosecute her husband, she must also be held accountable,” the source added.

The EFCC is also said to have seized properties worth N5 billion from Amosu and other military officers linked with the scam.

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