A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that a former Chief of Training and Operations of Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo be remanded in Kuje Prison pending the hearing of his bail application slated for June 6.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi gave the order shortly after Oguntoyinbo pleaded not guilty to the the charge of accepting N166m gift from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force.
According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Oguntoyinbo allegedly received the gift from the contractor, Société D’ Equipments Internationaux Nigeria Limited, in the course of performing his official duty.
The alleged offence was said to be contrary to section 17(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission Act and punishable under section 17(c) of the same Act.
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 with the bank.