The Federal High Court on Friday ordered that a retired Air Marshal, Tony Omeniyi, be remanded in Kuje Prison, after he pleaded not guilty to allegations of diverting funds meant for the purchase of arms.
Mr. Omeniyi was accused, alongside his company, Huzee Nigeria Limited, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of diverting over N136 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The defendant’s counsel, Wahab Olatunji, had made a request for his client’s bail saying the offence is bail-able.
After listening to arguments from counsel, the judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, fixed November 14 for hearing and determination of the application for bail; but ordered Mr. Omeniyi be remanded in prison till that day.
The EFCC also arraigned two suspects, Sada Adamu and Babatunde Faro, employees of Diamond Bank Plc, before the same court for alleged fraud to the tune $1 million.
They pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge and were remanded at the prison, pending the determination of their application for bail on November 14.
The commission also arraigned a suspect, Fasakin Damilola for alleged internet fraud.