EFCC returns $2.15m hospital seized from Amosu to Air Force

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The returned hospital is said to have state-of-the-art equipment including MRI machine worth $1million

The EFCC handed over the medical property to the Nigerian Air Force’s medical unit because it reportedly could not manage facilities

The federal government is reportedly making moves to seize more of former Air Force chief Amosu’s properties, especially in London

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a hospital with medical equipment reportedly worth about $2.15m which was seized from Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), a former chief of air staff, to the Nigerian Air Force.

The PUNCH reports that the medical facility called St. Solomon Hospital and is located on Adeniyi Jones Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos state is said to have state-of-the-art equipment including a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine which costs well over $1m.

EFCC returns $2.15m hospital seized from Amosu to Air Force

The EFCC reportedly handed over the property to the Nigerian Air Force medical unit because it could not manage the property.

“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,” the source said.

EFCC returns $2.15m hospital seized from Amosu to Air Force

The Punch reports that other properties the EFCC seized 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 located at NAF Harmony Estate, Asokoro base; a five-bedroomed house at Valley NAF Estate, Port Harcourt, worth N33m and a N95m house on Umaru Dikko Street, Jabi.

It also reports that the Federal Government is set to seize Amosu’s house at 50 Tenterden Grove, NW41TH, London worth about £2m.

Meanwhile, there is slight panic among the management team of the ministry of foreign affairs following the decision of the EFCC to commence investigation into the alleged sack of a whistle-blower.

The staff was reportedly sacked for exposing the diversion of $229,000 and N800,000 by top officials of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

The EFCC now has the directive by the presidency to probe why the minister of state for foreign affairs approved the sack of the staff.

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