Arms deal: AVM Omenyi bags 21-year imprisonment over N136m fraud | Dailytrust

Arms deal: AVM Omenyi bags 21-year imprisonment over N136m fraud


A Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced former Managing Director of Aeronautical and Engineering and Technical Services (AETS), Air Vice Marshal Tony Omenyi, over alleged N136 million fraud.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday sentenced him to seven years imprisonment for each of the three-count charges, making it 21 years. The jail terms are however to run concurrently.

The judge ordered him to refund the balance of the N62m he already paid into the coffers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC in 2016 accused Omenyi of receiving the sum of N24.8m, N61.5m and N50m between August 16 and 23, 2014, through the FCMB Bank account of Huzee Nigeria Ltd, Sky Experts Nigeria Ltd, which are contractors to AETS.

The three-count charges are brought under Section 15 (2) of the Money Laundering Act, which attracts a minimum of seven years imprisonment.

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