Arms Scam: Army Sends 12 Names Of Officers To EFCC For Investigation

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The Nigerian Army has send 12
of its officers suspected to have
benefited from the massive
diversion and embezzlement of
$2.1 billion meant for arms
purchase in the last
administration.
According to a statement issued
by acting Director Army Public
Relations colonel, Sani
Kukasheka Usman, the army did
not disclosed the names of the
officers but stated that 3
serving Major Generals, and
one retired, 3 Brigadier
Generals, 4 Colonels and 1
Lieutenant Colonel have been
produced for prosecution by
the EFCC.
The statement reads in part:
“The Nigerian Army wishes to
inform the public that 12 Army
officers have been sent to the
Economic and Financial Crime
Commission (EFCC), for
investigation. This comprised
of 3 serving Major Generals,
and one retired, 3 Brigadier
Generals, 4 Colonels and 1
Lieutenant Colonel.
Col. Usman also assured that the
army would further prosecute
those found guilty of the crimes
in a special military court
martial according to the
military code and rules.
“However, it should be noted
that at the end of the
Commission’s investigations
those found culpable will be
tried by a military Court
Martial.
It would be recalled that
Senior, retired and serving
military officers are under
investigation by the anti-graft
for allegedly purchasing
weapons that are substandard
and nonfunctional.

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