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Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo has been remanded in Kuje prison following his arraignment before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo, Abuja.

The Nation reports that Oguntoyinbo was arraigned before Justice Oluwakayode Adeniyi on Thursday, June 2, for receiving N166m bribe.

Justice Adeniyi ordered Oguntoyinbo be remanded in prison until Monday, June 6, when his bail application would be considered.

Oguntoyinbo, who is a former chief of training and operations of the air force, was accused of receiving the bribe from a contractor with the NAF, Société D’ Equipments Internationaux Nigeria Limited, using a company, Spaceweb Integrated Services Limited.

The act contravenes section 17(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 17(c) of the same Act.

The senior air force officer, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was brought to court from the custody of the NAF.

Earlier this year, Nigeria’s former chief of air staff, Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu, was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The retired air marshal was investigated amongst other acts for reportedly authorizing the purchase of two helicopters without functional rotors.
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