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FG tenders in court $1m cash allegedly recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Umar Mohammed

FG tenders in court $1m cash allegedly recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Umar Mohammed

 

The Federal Government on Thursday, tendered one million dollar before a Federal High Court in Abuja allegedly recovered from the residence of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (rtd).

The former Air Chief who served under the Goodluck Jonathan government from September 2010 to October 2012, was re-arraigned alongside his company before Justice Inyang Ekwo on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering, illegal possession of firearms and possession of official documents without lawful authority.

An official of the Department of State Services DSS who appeared as the first prosecution witness in the case identified the three bags in which the money was stashed and recovered from the former Air chief’s house.

The DSS operative, confirmed that the three bags labelled A, B and C contained US dollars, Barbados dollars, Naira notes among others.

The bags of money were then admitted in as evidence while the judge ordered the court registrar to safe keep the money with the Central Bank of Nigeria pending further order of the court.

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