EFCC Wins as Appeal Court Cancels Justice Dimgba’s Acquittal of Ex-Air Chief Umar

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EFCC Wins as Appeal Court Cancels Justice Dimgba’s Acquittal of Ex-Air Chief Umar
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The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja in the case against ex-Chief of Air Staff Dikko Umar.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecuted him for alleged theft of military funds between 2010 and 2012.

EFCC Wins as Appeal Court Cancels Justice Dimgba’s Acquittal of Ex-Air Chief Umar

The defendant faced a money laundering charge – among others – involving N66million belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had ruled that the EFCC failed to provide evidence that Umar used the money for the renovation of his property in Abuja.

The judge said it would be dangerous to speculate that a retired officer must be aware of every NAF financial transaction.

 

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