Amosu’s N2.6bn MRI machine seized, Badeh loses $1m to FG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized a N2.6 billion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine from the Diagnostic Centre owned by a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu.

The anti-graft agency discovered that the MRI machine was bought with some of the funds meant for arms purchase.

Investigators claim that while Amosu’s Diagnostic Centre has MRI equipment, none of the Air Force clinics nationwide could boast of such a state-of-the-art equipment.

Also, there were indications last night that a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh may automatically forfeit the controversial $1million (N318m) found in his house to the Federal Government.

Badeh, through his lawyer, Samuel O. Zibri (SAN) disowned ownership of the money.

According to EFCC investigation, some of the arms funds allegedly diverted by Amosu, were used to buy the MRI machine for the Diagnostic Centre.

MRI is a non-invasive medical test that physicians use to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

It was learnt that the centre might be confiscated by the government.

A top source in the EFCC said: “After thorough investigations, we have seized a MRI equipment of about N2.6billion from Amosu’s Diagnostic Centre. We were able to trace the purchase of the machine to some of the diverted funds meant for procurement of arms.