Alleged N9.7b fraud: Prosecution closes case against ex-AVM Dikko

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday closed its case in the trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Mohammed Umar Dikko at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged N9.7 billion fraud.

It charged Dikko with seven counts of laundering and procuring fraud to the tune of N9.7 billion.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the amount accrued when Dikko allegedly converted money from the N1.2 billion monthly from allocations belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to his personal use.

Prosecuting counsel, Mr Sylvanus Tahir, closed the commission’s case after the defence counsel, Mr Onyechi Ikpeazu, cross-examined the 12th and final prosecution witness.

Dikko was first arraigned on May 11, 2016, before Justice Binta Nyako for allegedly laundering…

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