The Federal Government in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, have commence moves to confiscate two London mansions belonging to the ex-Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu (retd) and former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting in the Nigerian Air Force, Jacob Adigun, who are arraigned in court for N21 billion fraud.
As was discovered by the EFCC, the two properties located in the highbrow areas of London belong to the Amosu and Adigun and were purchased in August 2014.
“We identified a detached house at 93b Shirehall Park, London, NW42QU, belonging to Adigun. The house was bought at the cost of £875,000 (N333,375,000) while we traced another house to 50 Tenterden Grove, NW41TH, belonging to Amosu. The house was bought at over £1m (N381m),” the source added.
A property website showed the mansion belonging to Amosu with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and two sitting rooms.
The Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, would write to the government of the United Kingdom to assist in seizing the properties, which were allegedly bought with Nigerian taxpayers’ money.
“What we are seeking is how to seize the properties through diplomatic means. It is a process known as Mutual Legal Treaty Assistance,” the Attorney said.
Information gotten from UK base media has shown numerous mansions and houses belonging to Nigerians officials whom are allegedly corrupt. As written in a May 2016 report, themed: ‘Palaces of Corruption,’ the Daily Mail unveiled the London mansions of the deceased former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha; late ex-governor of Kogi State; and convicted former Governor of Delta State, Mr. James Ibori.
Meanwhile, Amosu and 10 others detained in EFCC custody for fraud, has been granted a N500 million bail by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday.
Mr. Amosu was arraigned alongside Jacob Adigun, and Gbadebo Olugbenga, an Air Commodore, on a 26-count of stealing about N50 billion, concealing the proceeds of crime and conversion of funds belonging to the Nigerian Air Force during their term in office.
However, the case continues as the court Judge adjourned the trial to July 8. More Updates soon…..