N136M FRAUD: COURT SENTENCES FORMER AIR FORCE CHIEF TO SEVEN-YEAR IMPRISONMENT
Written by thereachfm on February 28, 2019
The Federal High Court yesterday sentenced to seven years imprisonment a retired Air Vice Marshal, Tony Omenyi, on money laundering charges involving the sum of N136m which he was said to have received from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force, while he was a public officer.
The convict, a former Managing Director of Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited, a subsidiary company of NAF, received the money as bribe as from SkyExperts Nigeria Limited, in 2014.
Delivering judgment on the three counts preferred against the convict, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, sentenced Omenyi to seven years imprisonment on each of the three counts adding that the sentences should run concurrently.
The judge also ordered that the company, Huzee Nigeria Limited, through which the convict was said to have received the sum of N136m from the contractor, SkyExperts Nigeria Limited, be wound up by the Federal Government.