Crime and Security

Air Vice Marshal gets 7 years jail for N136m money laundering

 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced a retired Air Vice Marshal, Tony Omenyi, to seven years imprisonment for charges of money laundering to the tune of N136 million which he was said to have received from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force, while he was a public officer.

The convict, a former Managing Director of Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited, a subsidiary company of the Nigerian Air Force, received the money as or bribe from Sky Experts Nigeria Limited in 2014.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba who delivering judgment in the matter, sentenced Omenyi on the three counts preferred against him by EFCC. He sentenced the convict to seven years imprisonment on each of the three counts but ruled that the sentences should run concurrently.

The judge ordered that a company Huzee Nigeria Limited through which the convict was said to have received the bribe for the contract, should be wound up by the Federal Government. He also ordered that the sum of N62 million recovered from Omenyi by the EFCC be forfeited to the Federal Government.

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