A hospital with medical equipment worth about $2.15M was handed over by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to the Nigerian Air Force. It was said to belong to a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu.
St. Solomon Hospital located in Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, is said to have modern equipment which includes a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine which costs over $1M.
According to report, the EFCC could not handle the property and therefore came to a resolution of handing it over to the Nigerian Air Force medical unit.
“The hospital has very expensive equipment, including an MRI machine which is very rare. However we could not manage the hospital so we handed it over to the air force pending the outcome of Amosu’s trial. It is assumed that the money used in buying the hospital was stolen from the air force,” as stated by a reliable source that informed Punch.
Some properties confiscated from Amosu included a house on Adeyemo Alakija Street, GRA Ikeja worth N250m, a duplex at House 11, Peace Court Estate, GRA Ikeja worth N110m, a N40m property situated at NAF Harmony Estate, Asokoro Base, a house with five bedrooms at Valley NAF Estate, Port Harcourt worth N33m and a house on Umaru Dikko Street, Jabi worth N95m.
The Federal Government has also started to seize Amosu’s house at 50 Tenterden Grove, NW41TH, London which is worth £2m.
Amosu, with a former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting in NAF, Air Vice Marshal, Jacob Adigun and a former Director of Finance and Budget Air Commodre Olugbenga Gbadebo are currently facing a trial before a Federal High Court for reportedly stealing N22.8bn from the resources of the Nigerian Air Force between 2014 and 2015.