Stolen N400m: Army GOC, finance officer to face court martial

Posted by Molly Kilete, Abuja | 25 July 2019 | 4,844 times

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•An army court martial in session

The former General Officer Commanding (GOC) a division of the Nigerian Army in North West may be arraigned before a General Court Martial (GCM) any moment from now over N400 million stolen by soldiers escorting the fund. Also in custody at the SIB office is the finance officer of the division.

Daily Sun gathered that the army headquarters had already alerted its department of legal services to prepare charges against the accused senior officers as soon as investigation is concluded.

The former GOC, who is currently in custody at the headquarters of the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB), located inside the Shehu Yar’Adua Barracks, Abuja, is said to be cooperating with investigators handling the matter. Military sources revealed that the officers were brought to Abuja late Monday night under tight security.

It was gathered that army authorities yet to track the soldiers escorting the money, who eventually disappeared with it.

Meanwhile, the army, which has been keeping mum since the incident, spoke for the first time on Tuesday when journalists ambushed the director, Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachuku.

Nwachuku, in response to a question on the stolen money, said: “Investigation is underway to find out what happened and how it happened.”

•Excerpted from a Daily Sun report.

Source: News Express

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