A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of a 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 the charge of accepting N166m gift from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force.
He 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.
The charge was preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The anti-graft agency 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 company’s account with the bank.