A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the remand of the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, in Kuje Prison, pending the hearing of his bail application slated for June 6.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi gave the order of remand shortly after Oguntoyinbo pleaded not guilty to the one count of accepting N166m gift from a NAF contractor.
He allegedly received the gift from the contractor, Société D’ Equipment Internationaux Nigeria Limited, in the course of performing his official duty.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alleged that the defendant received the N166m gift from the contractor while serving as the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force.
Oguntoyinbo allegedly accepted the gift from the contractor through the account of his company, Spaceweb Integrated Services Limited, kept with Wema Bank Plc.
The Air Force officer was said to be the Managing Director of Spaceweb Integrated Services Limited and sole signatory to the bank’s account.