Fresh Revelations: General Ihejirika, Others To Be Picked Up - Leystradamus.Com.Ng


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fresh Revelations: General Ihejirika, Others To Be Picked Up

The presidential committee investigating arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 has launched another round of probe into the purchases of equipment by the Army during the said period.

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who confided in PUNCH on Wednesday in Abuja, said the commission was expecting another report from the presidential panel.

According to him, three former Army and Naval chiefs will be brought in.

They will be required to “clarify grey areas on arms purchased during their tenure.” He said the presidential panel would submit a report to the Presidency, which would be forwarded to the EFCC.

On Friday, the Presidency, in a statement by Garba Shehu, said the committee had submitted another report.

Shehu stated that Buhari had directed the EFCC to carry out further investigations into the alleged misconduct of some retired and serving officers of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army in the deals.

Those affected in the order include the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.); and two former Chiefs of Air Staff, Air Marshal M. D. Umar (retd.); and Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.).

A top presidency source revealed that, “Three former Army chiefs have questions to answer, including Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika; they may be invited to clarify some grey areas pertaining to arms procurement. As of today, the panel has not indicted anybody, but there are explanations that are needed to be made,” he stated.

Those who headed the Army during the period are Gen. Luka Yusuf (June 2007 to August 2008); Abdulrahman Dambazau (August 2008 to September 2010); Azubuike Ihejirika (September 2010 to January 2014); and Kenneth Minimah (2014 to 2015).

A top operative, who is close to the investigation, said the panel was reviewing the transactions of retired and serving officials of the Army after which it would move to the Navy.

Nobody will be spared if it;s discovered that you stole money that should have been used for all Nigerians.

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