EFCC recovered N2.4 billion, $115 million, 12 properties and cars from ex-Air Force chief Air Marshal Adeola

Tosin Owobo, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday told Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos that N2.4 billion, $115 million, 12 properties and bullet-proof cars were recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adeola Amosu(retd.).

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Mr Owobo told the court that his team members, in the course of investigation, visited the properties, including St. Solomon Health Care, a residential building in Yaba and another residential building in Badagry, that were recovered from Mr Amosu by the commission.

Mr Owobo, who is the second prosecution witness, PW2, also stated that N383 million was recovered from the wife of the first defendant through a bank draft in favour of the federal government.

 

“After securing the interim forfeiture order, the commission visited, marked, sealed and restricted all the properties to show the general public that the said properties are under investigations by the EFCC,” he said.

He further argued that “the witness cannot allude until the documents are put before your Lordship either in the proof or additional proof of evidence.

“The witness cannot give evidence on the content of the interim forfeiture order because the court and the defence team have not sighted the documents.

The evidence given by the witness is not captured in Section 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Mr Ayorinde also told the court that the evidence by the witness did not form part of the court records and that the interim forfeiture order had not been tendered before the court.

In his response, Mr Oyedepo told the court that the submission of the defence was immature, adding that “My Lord, the witness confirmed to the court that the interim forfeiture order of the court was sought and obtained by the EFCC.

 

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