on Thursday declined to visit the scene of alleged crime in the trial of
a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, over N22.8 billion fraud. Amosu is charged alongside two other officers of the Air Force – AVM Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga.
charged are some companies — Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd, Mcallan Oil and
Gas Ltd, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Ltd, Trapezites BDC, and
Fonds and Pricey Ltd being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC).
had made an oral application urging the court to visit the “locus in
quo’’(scene of crime) for the purpose of admitting in evidence, various
immovable properties allegedly acquired by the accused.
on the application on Thursday, Justice Mohammed Idris, held that such a
visit at this stage of the proceedings was “premature”.
find that the circumstances surrounding the application for a locus in
quo is immaterial at this stage of the proceedings, a visit to the locus
at this stage is premature.
counsel had began a perusal of some of the documents but the prosecutor
urged the court to order parties to compare documents for a hitch-free
accused were alleged to have indirectly converted the sum of N3.6
billion belonging to the Nigerian Air force to their own use.
EFCC accused Amosun and others of stealing about N323 million from the
accounts of the Nigerian Air Force between March 21, 2014 and March 12,
2015 for the purpose of purchasing for themselves a property situated at
No.1, River Street, Wuse II, Abuja.