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N136m Fraud: Court Sentences Ex-Air Force Chief Omenyi To Seven-Year Imprisonment

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The Federal High Court has sentenced retired Air Vice Marshal, Tony Omenyi, to seven years imprisonment on money laundering charges involving the sum of N136m.

Omenyi, a former Managing Director of Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited, a subsidiary company of NAF, received the money as bribe from SkyExperts Nigeria Limited, in 2014.

He had admitted to receiving the money from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force, while he was a public officer.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, delivering judgment on the three counts preferred against the accused, sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on each of the three counts but ruled that they will run concurrently.

He also ordered that the company, Huzee Nigeria Limited, through which Omenyi was said to have received the sum of N136m from the contractor, SkyExperts Nigeria Limited, be wound up by the Federal Government.

The judge further ordered that the sum of N62m already recovered from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), be forfeited to the government.

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