A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, February 28, 2019, sentenced a former Air Vice Marshall, Tony Omenyi, to seven years imprisonment for fraud.
“Court finds Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi standing trial for allegedly diverting over N136 million meant for purchase of arms by the military, guilt,” the Economic Financial Crime Commission said on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
He was arraigned for his alleged role in the diversion of funds meant for the purchase of arms by the military.
Three years after he was charged, the court found him guilty and ordered the forfeiture of N62 million to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being part of the N136 million recovered from him by the EFCC.
The court also ordered the shutdown of the company listed as the second defendant in the suit, describing it as a vehicle for corruption.