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I Acquired 9.7 Billion Assets From Travel Allowance – Dikko Umar



Ex-Chief Of Air Staff, Umar Acquitted Of Fraud Charges

Former Chief of Air force, Mohammed Umar Dikko has opened up on the source of the 9.7 billion the EFCC had investigated him on.

Recall that Umar was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in May 2016 over his alleged involvement in money laundering and procurement fraud.

According to the anti-graftgraft agency, the former service chief was involved in a fraud to the tune of about N9.7 billion, while he was in office between 2010 and 2012.

Naija News had reported that in a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja held that the EFCC failed to establish a prima facie case that would warrant the accused person to open his defence with respect to counts one to six and was therefore acquitted of the six charges out of the seven brought against him.

On Wednesday, Dikko disclosed in a statement while answering questions from the prosecution counsel, Sylvania Tahir that the 9.7bn was his travel allowance

He said: “I have served this country for 36 years and in those 36 years, I served in the presidential fleet for seven years,” Mr Umar said, “Most of my savings are from during the period that I was on the presidential fleet.

“Most of our trips were external trips outside the country.”

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