Air Vice Marshall, Tony Omenyi, has been found guilty of money laundering by Justice Dimgba Igwe of the the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The court presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ruled Thursday morning.
The court had heard how the former Managing Director of Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited (AETSL), received over one hundred and thirty six million Naira kick-back from Syrius Technologies and Sky Experts Limited – two contractors of the NAF.
Omenyi stood trial before the court on a 3-count charge bordering on abuse of office and money laundering to the tune of N136.325.000.00 (one hundred and thirty six million, three hundred and twenty five thousand naira).
EFCC witness,Hassan Saidu, an EFCC Principal Detective, had informed the court that the investigation of the defendants was triggered by a letter from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) dated 9th December, 2015 alleging that the defendant was operating suspicious accounts.
Continuing with his evidence, Saidu stated that,“in January, 2014 the contractors were paid the sum of over N202 million and they in turn paid the sum of N24.8 million to the defendant’s company.”
While in April 2014, the contractors were paid the sum of about N690 million, they transferred the sum of N61.5 million out of it to the defendant’s company, HUZEE Nigeria Limited.
On 18th November, 2014 the contractor paid the sum of N50 Million to Air Vice Marshal Omenyi’s company after receiving about N556 million from the Nigerian Air Force”.