Wednesday , 29 March 2017

Armsgate: Army Releases 7 Generals, Others To EFCC For Investigation

Chief of Army Staff-Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army Thursday night released 12 senior officers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for probe over alleged involvement in the over $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal.

Those found guilty of fraud by the anti-graft agency will be tried by a Military Court Martial, The Army said.

A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said: “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that 12 Army officers have been sent to the EFCC for investigation.

“These comprise three serving Major-Generals and one retired, three Brigadier-Generals, four colonels, and one Lieutenant Colonel”.

The statement, however, did not release the names of the affected officers.

The EFCC presently has the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alexh Badeh (retd) and erstwhile Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adeola Amosu (retd.) among others, in custody over their alleged role in the arms procurement scandal.

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