President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe former Chief of Defence Staff, Chiefs of Air Staff, and thirty six others over corruption in military procurements.

According to a statement issued by senior special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the probe was necessitated by the recommendation of the committee established to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to 2015.

Garba Shehu’s statement: On the recommendation of the committee established to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed EFCC to carry out further investigation into the misconduct established against the following retired and serving officers of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army;

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(1)​Air Chief Marshal AS ​Badeh (Rtd)

(2)​Air Marshal ​MD ​Umar ​ (Rtd)

(3)​Air Marshal​ AN ​Amosu (Rtd)

(4)​ Maj-​Gen. ​ER ​Chioba (Rtd)

(5)​AVM​​ IA​ Balogun (Rtd)

(6)​AVM ​AG​ Tsakr ​ (Rtd)

(7)​AVM​​ AG​ Idowu (Rtd)

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(8)​AVM ​AM ​Mamu

(9)​AVM ​OT ​Oguntoyinbo

(10)​AVM ​T ​Omenyi

(11)​AVM ​JB ​Adigun

(12)​AVM​​ RA ​Ojuawo

(13)​AVM ​​JA ​Kayode-Beckley

(12)​Air Cdre ​SA ​Yushau (Rtd)

(13)​Air Cdre ​AO ​Ogunjobi

(14)​Air Cdre​ GMD ​Gwani

(15)​Air Cdre SO ​Makinde

(16)​Air Cdre AY ​Lassa​

(16)​Col ​​N ​Ashinze

(17)​Lt Col. ​MS ​Dasuki (Rtd)

Following the submission of the audit committee’s second interim report, President Buhari has directed the EFCC to investigate the roles of the officers and the following companies and their directors in fundamental breaches associated with the procurements by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

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(1)​Messrs Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux

(2) Himma Aboubakar

(3)​Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited

(4)​Messrs Syrius Technologies

(5) Dr Theresa A. Ittu

(6)​Sky Experts Nig Ltd

(7)Omenyi Ifeanyi Tony

(8)​Huzee Nig Ltd

(9)​GAT Techno Dynamics Ltd

(10) Gbujie Peter Obie

(11) Onuri Samuel Ugochukwu

(12)​Spacewebs Interservices Ltd

(13)Oguntoyinbo Tayo

(14) Oguntoyinbo Funmi.

(15) ​Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd

(16)Chief Jacobs Bola

(17)​Mono Marine Corporation Nig Ltd

(18)​Geonel Intergrated Services Ltd

(20)Sachi Felicia

(20) Mudaki Polycarp

(21)Wolfgang Reinl.

  • IZON Redeemer


    1) The $2.1billion is the total Defense Budget in the last few years, which the Buhari panel added together. They Never said that this fund was missing or mismanaged, and their report is not yet submitted.

    2) $320m was the Abacha Money given to Dasuki and he has denied misappropriating even a kobo from the funds meant to purchase arms for Our soldiers.

    3) The Billions Dasuki shared are from his Security Vote and that of the President, which the law did not spell how it will be spent. He was denied freedom to prevent him from telling his side of the story.

    4) $1billion arms loans approved by the National Assembly were remitted to Arm dealers and Countries that sold arms to Nigeria directly. No kobo from the above fund entered Nigeria.

    5) The arms Purchase Investigation have not indicted anyone, that is why the Govt and its Agencies refocused on the Security Votes and how PDP spent their Campaign funds.

    Let those that stole the Nation’s wealth refund the money and face prosecution, but Buhari lying to us that he is investigating the Arm purchase fund, instead of the PDP campaign fund, NSA office spending in 4 years, security votes or fighting his perceived political enemies is regrettable. –