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Arms Scandal: Probe Dambazau and Buratai, ex-military officers and others tell Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Some retired military officers and other Nigerians have questioned why President Muhammadu Buhari did not order the probe of the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau and the current Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai who was the Director of Military Procurement during the period money was provided to purchase arms.

Buhari who order for the probe of two (2) former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimh and 52 others over arms deal scandal is however silent on the exclusion of Dambazau and Burutai.

Consequently, people wonder why the names of Dambazau and Buratai who just purchased $1.5 million properties in Dubai were excluded from the list of those to be probed.

Chief of Army Staff Buratai Dubai Properties 3

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

One of them who was retired apparently over his involvement in the arms scandal, Col. Kunle Falayi (rtd), urged Buhari to ensure that the fight against corruption is not partial.

“But if it is true he (Buratai) has stolen money or that he partook in the mismanagement of the arms funds, there should no reason why he should be exempted from being probe.

“He should be invited for probe if he has stolen, but if it is found that he has not stolen any money, he should be allowed to continue with his work.” He said as seen on Punch.

“Buratai should be able to explain how he got the money with which he bought the properties. I have nothing against that; he should be made to explain the source of the money. All I know is that I support President Buhari’s war against corruption, but the war should be total; nobody suspected to have stolen public money should be exempted from probe.”

Col. Tony Nyiam, also another retired military officer said;

“The Director of Procurement within the period being investigated should certainly be asked to help enquiry or be called in as a witness to give more information or as someone whom the allegations against him should be checked. In other words, the probe has to involve him.

“The President has an opportunity to show that his war against corruption is not biased because there are so many allegations in the air.”

Individuals and companies that were accounting officers or played key roles in the Nigerian Army procurement activities as seen on Thisday Newspaper.

SERVING AND RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL
01
Lt Gen OA Ihejirika (Rtd)
former COAS
02
Lt Gen KTJ Minimah (Rtd)
former COAS
03
Maj Gen JAH Ewansiha (Rtd)
former CTOP(A)
04
Maj Gen U Buzugbe (Rtd)
former COPP(A)
05
Maj Gen ER Chioba (Rtd)
former DG DICON
06
Maj Gen AI Muraina (Rtd)
former CAB(A)
07
Maj Gen EJ Atewe
former Commander JTF Op PULO SHIELD
08
Maj Gen DD Kitchener (Rtd)
former COLOG
09
Brig Gen DM Onoyiveta
former COS to COAS
10
Brig Gen AJS Onibasa
former OMT
11
Brig Gen M Mamman
HQ NAE
12
Col N Ashinze
former SA – NSA
13
Col AA Abubagaji
former AD Fin
14
Col AM Inuwa
former AD Fin (COPP)
15
Lt Col MS Dasuki (Rtd)
former NSA
16
Lt Col El-Hussaini Boyi (Rtd)
former AD Fin
17
Sqn Ldr M Oyaduogba
Finance Offr JTF Op PULO SHIELD
18
96NA/43/8364 Cpl Abubakar Usman
SERVING AND RETIRED PUBLIC OFFICIALS
SERVING AND RETIRED PUBLIC OFFICIALS
01
Dr Nurudeen Mohammed
former HMSFA II
02
Mr Bukar Goni Aji
former Perm Sec (MOD)
03
Mr Haruna Sanusi
former Perm Sec (MOD)
04
Mr EO Oyemomi
former Perm Sec (MOD)
05
Mr Abdulrazak Salau
former DJSD MOD
06
Mr Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla
former DFA MOD
07
Mrs Josephine N Opara
former DFA MOD
08
Mr Abdullahi Maikano
former DFA MOD
09
Mr John Bamidele
former DFA MOD
10
Mr Buba M Gamawa
former DJSD MOD
11
Mr Tajudeen Gbenga Fetuga
former DFA MOD
12
Alhaji Salisu Shuaibu
former Dir Finance ONSA
CEOs OF COMPANIES
CEOs OF COMPANIES
01
Col Olu Bamgbose (Rtd)
CEO Bamverde Ltd
02
Mr Amit Sade
CEO Doiyatec Comms Ltd & DYI Global Services Ltd
03
Mr Noam Sade
GM Doiyatec Comms & DYI Global Service Ltd
04
Mr Jimmy Ntuen
CEO Barnes & Tubbies Ltd
05
Dr O Ayandele
CEO TS-Y Ltd
06
Mr Hima Aboubakar
CEO SEI
07
Alhaji Gujja Attom
CEO Baram International Nig Ltd
08
Alhaji Maisudan Bello Mohammed
CEO Dalfam Nig Ltd,
09
Mr Lawal Oriyomi
CEO 2020 Nig Ltd
10
Mr Chinedu Onyekwere
CEO Chok Ventures
11
Mr Eleojo Peters
CEO Clover Nig Ltd
12
Mr Alon Nelken Samuel
CEO Hadassa Investment Security (Nig) Ltd
13
Mr Edward Churchill
CEO Westgate Global Trust Ltd
14
Capt Rohit Nandal
CEO Hercules Manufacturing (Nig) Ltd.
15
Mr JM Claassens
CEO Conella Services Ltd
16
Mr Kingsley Onyeabor
CEO Phoenix Technology Trading Company
17
Mr Donald Peterson
CEO Richfield Technologies Ltd.
18
Kaja Alexander Onyemachi
CEO Jiangxi 299 Metal & Stones Ltd
19
Mr Ponnle Abiodun
Berwick Integrated Services Ltd
20
CEO
Rapiscan System Ltd
21
CEO
Dorema Nigeria Ltd.
22
CEO
Progress Ltd
23
CEO
Koncept Auto Centre Ltd
24
Mr Kime Egozi
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. sirjoe

    July 17, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Buhari is a liar, he is not fighting corruption. He is there to steal. Otherwise how driver go get accident, buhari charge conductor. The first on the list should be the chief of army staff Lt. Gen. Dambazzau,next the chief of army procurement,
    Gen Buratai who will then indict others if found culpable
    Abi no be so? Please sir

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