Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Alleged N7.8bn laundering: Ex-Air chief, Mohammed Umar, seeks out of court settlement

Former Chief of Air Staff Mohammed Umar who is standing trial for allegedly laundering N7.8 billion while in office has asked for an out-of-court settlement. At the resumed hearing of his case at the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday June 7th, his counsel, Hassan Liman (SAN) told the court that his client had started negotiations with EFCC for a possible out-of-court settlement.

Umar who was the the predecessor of Alex Badeh, allegedly removed N7.8 billion from the account of the Nigerian Air Force while he was the Chief of Air Staff. According to EFCC, Umar used part of the money to buy a property at Plot No. 1853, Deng Xiano Ping Street, off Mahathir Mohammed Street, Asokoro Extension, Abuja and on residential assets including a three-bedroom duplex, with a boys’ quarters at Road 3B, Street 2, Mabushi Ministers Hill, Abuja.

He also allegedly used part of the money to acquire property at 14 Audu Bako Way, GRA, Kano and a three-bedroom duplex with three-room boys’ quarters at No. 8 Kabala Road, Unguwan Rimi, GRA, Kaduna.

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