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AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Blue3k(m): 1:15pm On Feb 28
By Wandoo Sombo

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday,  sentenced AVM Tony Omenyi to seven years in prison for receiving N136 million bribe from Nigerian Air force, (NAF) contractors.

Delivering judgment, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, said that he was  satisfied that the prosecution had proved its case and  testimonies of its witnesses were not controverted.

NAN reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  arraigned Omenyi,  for receiving N136 million kick back from Syrius Technologies and Sky Experts Limited , two contractors of the Nigeria Air Force.

He was charged on  three counts  bordering on abuse of office and money laundering but pleaded not guilty.

“The court did not believe that the evidence given by Omenyi in his defence was credible.

“The defence was a sham,” the judge held.

The judge noted that if actually the money the defendant received from Mrs Theresa Etu, a NAF contractor was a refund as he claimed, the said expenditure should have had receipts to show for it.

“For example the N15 million he said he helped her pay for refueling of two aircraft, he should have received a receipt from those who refuelled but no receipt or invoice was tendered in court by the defence.”

The judge wondered what motivation the defendant had in expending his own money in executing a contract on behalf of a contractor.

He further noted that it was pertinent for a public office holder to operate at arms length with a contractor, particularly one that was working for the office in which he had due influence over.

 He further wondered how the defendant could claim to have made expenditure on behalf of Etu when he was a co-owner of the business she operated and her business partner.

The judge pronounced that:” In view of the above, I find the defendants guilty and convict them accordingly.

He sentenced the convict to seven years in prison on each of the three counts preferred against him to run concurrently with effect from Thursday.

He also ordered that the N62 million  recovered from him by the EFCC be forfeited to the Federal Government.

The judge further made an order that the convict’s company, which was the second defendant in the suit be wound up having being used as a conduit pipe to perpetrate economic fraud.

Omenyi had said in his defence that the monies he received from  Etu, were refunds for services he undertook on her behalf.

Counsel to the convict, Mr Gordy Uche had appealed to the judge to temper justice with mercy particularly since the convict was a first time offender and had  served the country meritoriously.

The Prosecutor, Mr Mohammed Abubakar confirmed that the agency had no record of a previous conviction.

He urged the court to, inline with Section 15(4) of the Money Laundering Act, make an order winding up the second defendant, since it was a company registered in Nigeria.

Omenyi, retired, was the former Managing Director of Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited (AETSL), a company owned by the Nigeria Air Force.

In the cause of the trial, the first prosecution witness, Mr Hassan Saidu, an EFCC Principal Detective, informed the court that the investigation of the defendant was triggered by a letter from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

He said that the letter had alleged that the defendant was operating suspicious accounts.


Source: https://www.nan.ng/lifestyle/avm-omenyi-goes-to-jail-for-receiving-n136m-bribe/

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Blue3k(m): 1:19pm On Feb 28
He was charged on  three counts  bordering on abuse of office and money laundering but pleaded not guilty.

Lol nobody in Nigeris pleads guilty no matter how much evidence stacks against them.

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by hisexcellency34: 1:20pm On Feb 28
A whole Air Vice Marshal (AVM). Bribe kill you there

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by haywire07(m): 1:22pm On Feb 28
This nation must be cleansed.

We must experience equality in this nation.

When the rich smile, the poor must smile. And when they poor cries, the rich must cry.
Ameachi, in one of the leaked tapes by Omokiri, cried that his salary keeps getting slashed. That's equality

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by iambabaG: 1:35pm On Feb 28
The children of hate will never see anything good in this.. Before now, retired Generals were untouchable.
Definitely, many more of this to come since baba doesn’t have second term to eorry about.

Shall all the looters of our collective wealth suffer same fate in the soonest possible time

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by CotenantNIG: 1:36pm On Feb 28
first batch is gone
i know this second term will be crazy
LOL

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by sojayy(m): 1:36pm On Feb 28
Sai baba.....mai gaskiya grin grin grin

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Leystra(m): 1:37pm On Feb 28
This will serve as a lesson to others

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Prophet108: 1:37pm On Feb 28
For just N136million what the trillions in his account

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by NOETHNICITY(m): 1:37pm On Feb 28
Now that PMB has secured his 2nd term, Nigerians will experience the sweeping wind of real change.

I'm sure that all arm of government, particularly the judiciary, will have no choice but to fall in line and key into the governments agenda.

Oya Next level carry go

Edited; But seven years is too small na
What kinda nonsense is this

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by oluwasegun007(m): 1:37pm On Feb 28
The crusade has started...

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by puresaint(m): 1:37pm On Feb 28
When are we going to hear names like ganduje,Musa, babagida etc... I mean core Moslem going to jail..

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by damdam995: 1:38pm On Feb 28
Tbh. Buhari is trying to eradicate this country from corruption.

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by princegeo(m): 1:39pm On Feb 28
Because his not a member of the APC pigs

If not let them jail Akpabio first

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by fineguy11(m): 1:39pm On Feb 28
Good one..Kudos to the Judiciary.
Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by VaselineCrew: 1:39pm On Feb 28
Ganduje Next

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Felixalex(m): 1:39pm On Feb 28
Hahaha
Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by iambabaG: 1:39pm On Feb 28
puresaint:
When are we going to hear names like ganduje,Musa, babagida etc... I mean core Moslem going to jail..
I said it!
What shall it profit you to close your eyes to such progress all in the name of tribalism and utter hate? Why didn’t Jonathan jail any of them?

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Kingsleydr(m): 1:39pm On Feb 28
Collect 136m in bribe and go to jail for 7 years but defraud onyinbo 10m and go to jail for 26 years

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Azuist(m): 1:39pm On Feb 28
He knew he took this bribe and he didn't join APC? his mumu too much joor

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by islandmoon: 1:40pm On Feb 28
only southerners

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by oginnade: 1:41pm On Feb 28
And Gen. buratai case must not be swept under the carpet. Search light must be extended to others with no favour or tribal sentiment

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Fesomu(m): 1:41pm On Feb 28
This one self don move to NEXTLEVEL ( prison)
Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by davillian(m): 1:42pm On Feb 28
I feel it would be better if the forfeit 90% of their wealth/properties to FG or face firing squad. grin grin grin
Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by Blue3k(m): 1:42pm On Feb 28
The guys defense was very weak. I guess he couldn't afford better lawyers.
Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by NOETHNICITY(m): 1:42pm On Feb 28
oginnade:
And Gen. buratai case must not be swept under the carpet. Search light must be extended to others with no favour or tribal sentiment
Bro

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Re: AVM Omenyi Goes To Jail For Receiving N136m Bribe by chloride6: 1:42pm On Feb 28
4 + 4 forever

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