Air-chief Adesola Amosu’s Arrest In Connection To Dasukigate: 10 Crucial Points To Know About The Case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and detained the immediate past Chief of Air Force, Adesola Amosu after President Muhammadu Buhari had recently directed the EFCC to investigate the former air chief and other serving and retired military officers over alleged misconduct established against them. Mr. Amosu, an air vice marshal, who was retired last year, alongside other military chiefs, is allegedly being detained over allegation of corruption in arms procurement during his tenure. INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together in this piece the 10 crucial things you should know about the alleged offence committed by the former air chief…

– A panel investigating arms procurement during the Goodluck Jonathan administration had submitted an interim report to Mr. Buhari alleging that equipment procurement in the air force during Mr. Amosu’s reign was characterised by fraud.

– Between January 2014 and February 2015, NAF awarded 10 contracts totaling Nine Hundred and Thirty Million, Five Hundred Thousand, Six Hundred and Ninety US Dollars ($930,500,690.00) to SEI Nig Ltd.

– Letters of award and End User Certificates for all the contracts issued by NAF and ONSA respectively did not reflect the contract sums. Rather, these were only found in the vendor’s invoices, all dated 19 March 2015.Payment of N4,402,687,569.41 for unexecuted contracts.

– Procurement of two used Mi-24V helicopters instead of the recommended Mi-35M series at $136,944,000.00.

– Purchase of Four used Alpha-Jets for the NAF at US$7,180,000.00 funded by ONSA.

– Cannibalisation of engines from NAF fleet to justify procurement of jets and Excessive pricing of 36D6 Low Level Air Defence Radar at $33m instead of $6m per one.

– Delivery of radars without vital component of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) that distinguishes between own and adversary aircraft, transfer of $2m to Mono Marine Corporation Nigeria Limited, owned by some Air Force officers and N15bn spent on the maintenance of Alpha-Jets, C-130H aircraft and Mi-24V/35P helicopters.

– N2.5billion contracts awarded to Syrius Technologies (an Ukrainian company) not registered in Nigeria.

– Why out of seven contracts worth N599,118,000.00 awarded to Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON); only  two were delivered.

He was enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force through the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 25 Regular Course on 3 January 1979 and was commissioned as Pilot officer on 3 July 1981. Prior to his appointment on 16 January 2014 as the Chief of Air Staff, CAS, he was the Director of Operations and Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command.

2 COMMENTS

  1. It is now obvious why they conspired to keep Buhari out of power for 30 years! But what will be will be. Just like the 1985 World-cup winning Eaglets collected their entitlements 30 years later, the people of Nigeria shall not be deprived of their entitlements because there is a new Sheriff in town who will recover the loot from wherever it is hidden!

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