The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized N5 billion worth of properties in Lagos State in connection with the ongoing arms deal fraud probe.
The properties are said to belong to former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu and other senior military officers, according to Punch.
The affected houses are reportedly located in the Ikoyi, Ikeja GRA and Badagry areas of the state.
Other officers allegedly affected include former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Vice Marshal J.B. Adigun and former NAF Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore O. O. Gbadebo.
“We have sealed a block of 12 luxury flats, located on Agodogba Street, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, belonging to Adigun. It is worth over N1.7bn. The same Adigun also owns another block of luxury flats on Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It is worth N1.8bn,” an EFCC source told Punch.
“A parcel of land, located on Bourdillon Drive, Ikoyi, worth N908m, belonging to Adigun has also been seized by the EFCC operatives.
“Amosu confessed to owning an ultra-modern hospital on Adeniyi Jones Avenue in Ikeja. The hospital, St Solomon Health Care Limited, which is worth about N85m, has been sealed off.
“A house located on Adeyemo Alakija Street, GRA Ikeja, near the Ghanaian High Commission, which belongs to Amosu has also been sealed. It is worth over N200m. Amosu, who is from Badagry, also built a house in the area. That house has also been sealed off. I cannot state the worth of the house for now.
“We have also seized a bulletproof Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle and a Toyota Avalon, belonging to Amosu. He is cooperating with us,” he added.
The EFCC had earlier seized properties belonging to former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika.