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Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Gbawe: 11:24am On Jan 17, 2016
http://saharareporters.com/2016/01/15/probe-former-serving-military-officers-most-sweeping-nigeria%E2%80%99s-history

Probe Of Former, Serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History

In an unprecedented development, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to begin a comprehensive investigation into the role played by several former and serving top military officers in the questionable expenditure of funds meant for the procurement of weapons and other equipment for Nigeria’s military.


A statement released today by a senior presidential aide, Garba Shehu, disclosed that the investigation would cover the period from 2007 to 2015. Mr. Buhari ordered the probe based on the recommendation of a committee that audited Nigeria’s defense budget from 2007.

Those whose roles are to be investigated in the sweeping investigation include such ​retired and serving officers as Air Chief Marshal A.S. ​Badeh, ​Air Marshal ​M.D. ​Umar, ​Air Marshal​ A.N. ​Amosu, Major-​General ​E.R. ​Chioba, ​Air Vice-Marshal​​ I.A.​ Balogun, Air Vice-Marshal ​A.G.​ Tsakr, Air Vice-Marshal ​A.G.​ Idowu, Air Vice-Marshal ​A.M. ​Mamu, Air Vice-Marshal O.T. ​Oguntoyinbo, Air Vice-Marshal ​T. ​Omenyi, Air Vice-Marshal ​J.B. ​Adigun, Air Commodores ​S.A. Yushau, A.O. ​Ogunjobi, and ​Lieutenant Colonel ​M.S. ​Dasuki.

Other targets of the investigation include Air Commodores G.M.D. ​Gwani, S.O. ​Makinde, and A.Y. ​Lassa.​

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The EFCC’s investigation is likely to uncover for the first time the nature and depth of the collusion between military officials, political officials and defense contractors in inflating defense contracts and procuring sometimes antiquated or ineffectual equipment.

Mr. Buhari wants the EFCC to uncover any shady procurement deals struck by the named officers and the directors of defense firms. The probe comes in the waking of revelations that former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, diverted more than $2 billion in arms procurement budget and distributed it to various political figures.

Some of the defense contractors and directors whose role will be investigated include ​Messrs Societe D’ Equipment Internationaux, Himma Aboubakar, ​Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited, ​Messrs Syrius Technologies, Theresa A. Ittu, ​Sky Experts Nigeria Ltd, Ifeanyi Tony Omenyi, ​Huzee Nigeria Ltd, and ​GAT Techno Dynamics Ltd. Other players include Gbujie Peter Obie, Onuri Samuel Ugochukwu, ​Spacewebs Interservices Ltd, Oguntoyinbo Tayo, Oguntoyinbo Funmi, Jacobs Bola, ​Mono Marine Corporation Nigeria Ltd, ​Geonel Integrated Services Ltd, Sachi Felicia, Mudaki Polycarp, Wolfgang Reinl, and ​Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd.

The EFCC would look at such breaches as “non-specification of procurement costs, absence of contract agreements, award of contracts beyond authorized thresholds, transfer of public funds for unidentified purposes and general non-adherence to provisions of the Public Procurement Act.” In addition, the agency would investigate the roles played by military officers and civilian contractors in other irregularities and fraud that characterized the procurement processes.

“In many cases, the procured items failed to meet the purposes they were procured for, especially the counter insurgency efforts in the North East,” said Mr. Shehu’s statement. In the past, SaharaReporters had detailed complaints by soldiers deployed against Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram, about being sent to battle with inferior weaponry and even defective gear. One soldier revealed that bulletproof vests as well as helmets issued to officers were consistently defective.

Some soldiers also alleged that some rogue officers were cooperating with Islamic insurgents by giving them intelligence about troop movements. Some soldiers engaged in mutinies to protest being sent to battle to lose disastrously against Boko Haram.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by handsomeclouds(m): 11:27am On Jan 17, 2016
Okay na
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by byteHead(m): 11:41am On Jan 17, 2016
Meanwhile.....Amosu

Karma must catch up with all looters.

Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by tubouncen(m): 11:48am On Jan 17, 2016
Na because buhari get liver... if not, na naked fire e dey joke with

As a former military ruler, i'm very sure he knows how coup works in Naija
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by talktonase(m): 11:51am On Jan 17, 2016
Won't be surprised if this will have a boomerang effect on buu buu!
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by BankeSmalls(f): 11:52am On Jan 17, 2016
Are you sure this will not sweep the country into the dustbin
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by doctokwus: 12:12pm On Jan 17, 2016
When a man is determined,is on the right track,sent by the gods and serves that God with absolute honesty and conviction,a thousand generals and a million powerful thieves cannot harm him.
PMB has been given a divine mandate to right as many wrongs in this country as he can. With the populace and God behind him,as many formerly powerful thieves as possible wud be imprisoned and the foundations of a proper nation laid.

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Gbawe: 12:16pm On Jan 17, 2016
talktonase:
Won't be surprised if this will have a boomerang effect on buu buu!

"Evil thrive when good men do nothing". Buhari, as a very good man, has decided he cannot simply watch and do nothing over information at his disposal which shows how some folks, because of sheer greed, directly caused the death of many Nigerians. I am behind Buhari 100%. Sometimes in life you are left with no option but confrontation.

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Tolexander: 12:24pm On Jan 17, 2016
talktonase:
Won't be surprised if this will have a boomerang effect on buu buu!
what you need doing as a patriotic Nigerian is to pray for the success and not "boomeranging".

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Descartes: 12:30pm On Jan 17, 2016
Buhari should do this with all wisdom so as not cause rift between him and the foot soldiers of these military looters whose boys are still in service. My 2cents
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Sall(m): 12:30pm On Jan 17, 2016
Am really worried for the President because this people will surely fight back.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Descartes: 12:34pm On Jan 17, 2016
Gbawe:


"Evil thrive when good men do nothing". Buhari, as a very good man, has decided he cannot simply watch and do nothing over information at his disposal which shows how some folks, because of sheer greed, directly caused the death of many Nigerians. I am behind Buhari 100%. Sometimes in life you are left with no option but confrontation.

Gbawe the epistle writer, your god Buhari has no moral right to fight corruption after doctoring national budget. In a sane clime, he would have voluntarily submitted himself to police and judiciary for prosecution.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Gbawe: 12:39pm On Jan 17, 2016
Tolexander:
what you need doing as a patriotic Nigerian is to pray for the success and not "boomeranging".

Indeed. Of course we know these are all powerful men but we must support Buhari to do whatever must be done to bring them to justice, cleanse the army and prevent this ever happening again. These wicked men, by commission and omission, made Boko Haram what it is today. Many fine soldiers and innocent Nigerians died because of the actions/inactions of these men and I don't see how a President with a good heart will allow these guys to simply walk away however powerful they are.

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Gbawe: 12:41pm On Jan 17, 2016
Sall:
Am really worried for the President because this people will surely fight back.

Yes and Buhari would/should be prepared for that. Ignoring their crimes/wrongdoing is not an option for Nigeria.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Agimor(m): 1:05pm On Jan 17, 2016
Now I see a President with zeal to do the undo may his days be long on the throne. Never again sha we be deceived with am shoeless.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Nobody: 2:43pm On Jan 17, 2016
EFCC should be quick to finalise this action. No dulling.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by PassingShot(m): 2:55pm On Jan 17, 2016
Descartes:


Gbawe the epistle writer, your god Buhari has no moral right to fight corruption after doctoring national budget. In a sane clime, he would have voluntarily submitted himself to police and judiciary for prosecution.
Do you have any evidence to the allegation or you're just blabbing?

Just to educate you, the Senate President confirmed that the budget submitted by PMB was never tampered with; but that a different version was distributed by Enang.

2023 is still far; very far indeed! grin grin

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by freedom96: 3:06pm On Jan 17, 2016
All those that are concerned over Buhari's safety should understand that the traps and dangers General Buhari left behind are far greater than the ones he's likely to face for this anti-corruption crusade.The coup,the jail,the assasination attempt and what have you,he all crossed this without having much security compared to now.God protects the righteous,they only die when he wants them to.

A General is not better than a General!Buhari is a General and a President,he has seen,both militarily and politically,what none of them has seen.

General Buhari's exposure is far greater than that of all the Generals facing prosecution COMBINED!

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by 7lives: 3:12pm On Jan 17, 2016
PassingShot:

Do you have any evidence to the allegation or you're just blabbing?

Just to educate you, the Senate President confirmed that the budget submitted by PMB was never tampered with; but that a different version was distributed by Enang.

2023 is still far; very far indeed! grin grin

This Dasukigate opened my eyes to see that majority of Nigerians no longer see anything wrong in stealing, no wonder their father said stealing is not corruption.
Who ever have ears let him listen, while Nigerians holds endless night vigils praying against imaginary witches and wizard, something more deadlier was spreading faster than virus, thank God for baba or corruption would have indeed kill Nigeria.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Gbawe: 3:20pm On Jan 17, 2016
PassingShot:

Do you have any evidence to the allegation or you're just blabbing?

Just to educate you, the Senate President confirmed that the budget submitted by PMB was never tampered with; but that a different version was distributed by Enang.

2023 is still far; very far indeed! grin grin

Best to always ignore that joker same as many do here. People like him take bigotry and bias to a whole new nauseating level. They clannishly and blindly supported GEJ and every evil associated with him and now automatically oppose everything Buhari does even if such is the noble action of trying to prosecute those who caused the death of thousands and thousands of Nigerians. I don't have time to respond to folks like that as they are too prejudiced to ever see/talk sense. They usually never change either.

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Gbawe: 3:26pm On Jan 17, 2016
7lives:


This Dasukigate opened my eyes to see that majority of Nigerians no longer see anything wrong in stealing, no wonder their father said stealing is not corruption.
Who ever have ears let him listen, while Nigerians holds endless night vigils praying against imaginary witches and wizard, something more deadlier was spreading faster than virus, thank God for baba or corruption would have indeed kill Nigeria.

True. Very sad to see the the basic morals and sense of right and wrong of many Nigerians is now compromised. The destruction of Nigerian lives and property these crooks caused alone is horrible talk less of the many individuals and families displaced today because of the wicked and very callous looting of these heartless men. All attempts should be made to make them pay for their wrongdoings because it was not thousands of chickens that were killed due to the action of these guys but Nigerian men, women and children.

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by Descartes: 3:39pm On Jan 17, 2016
PassingShot:

Do you have any evidence to the allegation or you're just blabbing?

Just to educate you, the Senate President confirmed that the budget submitted by PMB was never tampered with; but that a different version was distributed by Enang.

2023 is still far; very far indeed! grin grin

Different versions of the budgets? cheesy
What does that tell you if not fraud grin
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by seunny4lif(m): 4:08pm On Jan 17, 2016
grin
Kill them all but collect the money before una kill them grin
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by omenka(m): 4:11pm On Jan 17, 2016
The can of warms this probe would expose would make even a Chinese cringe in disgust.

May God strengthen Magu to see this to a logical conclusion.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by GenBuhari(m): 4:59pm On Jan 17, 2016
He should have started from 1999 - 2015

Perhaps he does not want to appear to be probing Thief Obasanjo.

Any way lets allow him to do it his own way sha.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by LZAA: 11:33pm On Jun 24, 2020
7lives:


This Dasukigate opened my eyes to see that majority of Nigerians no longer see anything wrong in stealing, no wonder their father said stealing is not corruption.
Who ever have ears let him listen, while Nigerians holds endless night vigils praying against imaginary witches and wizard, something more deadlier was spreading faster than virus, thank God for baba or corruption would have indeed kill Nigeria.
How far baba na grin grin grin
Na 2020 we dy ooo grin
Cc immhotep sarrki gwarotango Afamed helinues iceberg3

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Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by EKONGKING: 9:04pm On May 05
Gbawe:

http://saharareporters.com/2016/01/15/probe-former-serving-military-officers-most-sweeping-nigeria%E2%80%99s-history


This garbage called Gbawe, He is no where to be found .
Neutral people need to understand ,they are paid political prostitutes .
All the thing, this male prostitute has said about Gej ,its 100 times more worse in our Integrity government .
GEJ is a failure, but buhari is a ultimate definition of failure.
Re: Probe Of Former,serving Military Officers The Most Sweeping In Nigeria’s History by lonecatt(m): 10:00pm On May 05
I hope they will be allowed to probe buratai.

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