The wife of the ex- Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Mrs. Lara Amosu has been apprehended by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection with the arms deal scandal. Her husband,Adesola Amosu who has been in EFCC net was arrested two weeks ago over the same involvement in the diversion of funds meant for the purchase of arms.
It was gathered that the sum of N3bn was allegedly discovered in her bank accounts, the money which is believed to be owned by Amsu.
She was picked up last week by the EFCC when it was discovered that other properties traced to the former CAS were in her and the children’s custody. Although her lawyer has been fighting to get her out but all efforts proved abortive.
“Shortly after Amosu was picked up in Abuja, his wife, Lara, was subsequently arrested. Investigations conducted showed that some of the monies the former Chief of Air Staff made through some contracts and procurements in NAF were traced to his wife’s accounts.
“About N3 billion was traced to the wife’s accounts while some assets acquired by the former service chief was in her name and some others in her company’s name. “So, Lara is an accessory to a crime. The proceeds with her are from the arms funds. As we prosecute her husband, she must also be held accountable,” a reliable source said.
The EFCC found $1 million cash from Amosu’s residence in Badagary, Lagos when they raided his house in Badagry.
“In continuation of the investigation into the arms probe, the EFCC operatives took Amosu to his residence in Badagry. After a thorough search of the residence, a fresh small ‘soakaway’ pit was discovered in the compound. The operatives suspected foul play, which informed the breaking of the ‘soakaway’. Surprisingly, $1 million was found in it. The money was subsequently confiscated.” A source said.