A military chief believed to be involved in the controversial $2.1bn arms deal has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way out of the country by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The military chief, Air vice Marshal R.A. Ojuawo was reportedly arrested while accompanying the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, to a meeting of the United States Africa Command in Germany on Sunday, February 7.
The report said Ojuawo had been invited by the commission a few weeks ago and had reportedly visited the EFCC headquarters where he was believed to have been interrogated alongside the immediate past CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.)
Quoting a source, Punch newspaper reported that; “ A team of EFCC detectives stormed the airport and refused to allow him travel. All the senior military officers present pleaded with the detectives but they refused to listen. We explained to them that we had invested a lot of time and energy in putting together the report that Ojuawo was supposed to present.
“The Air Force had done feasibility studies on how to rehabilitate Internally Displaced Persons and was going to present the report in Germany.
“We promised them that immediately we were done with the event, Ojuawo would return and visit the EFCC but the detectives said he was a flight risk. How could he flee when he was in the entourage of the CDS?”
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