The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos on a 26-count charge of stealing about N49.2 billion.
The retired Air Marshal was arraigned together with two order Air Force officials, Jacob Adigun and Gbadebo Olugbenga, Air Vice Marshal and Air Commodore respectively.
They pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The presiding Judge, Mohammed Idris granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N500 million each with two sureties in like sum.
The sureties must have landed property within the court’s jurisdiction and the title documents of such land should be verified by EFCC and be deposited with the court registrar. The sureties must also swear to an affidavit of means which must also be verified by the EFCC.
The accused were also ordered to deposit their international passports with the court registrar.
They are to be remanded in prison custody pending the fulfillment of their bail conditions, except Adigun who is to be remanded in EFCC custody due to his health challenges.
Thereafter the case was adjourned till July 8, 2016 for commencement of trial.