- Army has detained a Brigadier-General, Charles Nengite, over $16m found in his wife’s account
- The money is believed to have been acquired from the proceeds of fraud
- Nengite is being interrogated by the army's special investigation bureau
Following the discovery of $16 million in a bank account belonging to his wife by the United States security, the Army has detained Brigadier-General Charles Nengite.
Daily Sun reports that Nengite is currently being detained by the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB), a department in the Nigerian Army that handles matters relating to fraud and money laundering.
Legit.ng gathered that Nengite's arrest was effected after the presidency directed both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the army authorities to investigate the matter, upon receiving complaints from the United States government.
It was learned that trouble started for the officer after the NFIA in the United States of America, discovered the huge amount in his wife bank account in that country.
It was gathered that upon the discovery, the wife was arrested after which the author wrote to the presidency to furnish it with the occupation of her husband.
Upon the directives from the presidency, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Butatai, ordered the SIB to take over the matter.
According to the report, sources, however, said the wife was not arrested as the money was believed to have been proceeding from dirty deals while the officer was on secondment to the Niger Delta Development Company (NDDC) between 2016 and 2019.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Boko Haram insurgents on the night of Monday, January 6, ambushed the convoy of the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi.
It was reported that General Adeniyi survived the attack which took place a few kilometres away from Jakana around 720pm.
A military source said the theatre commander was on his way back to Maiduguri after a visit to troops who were recently deployed to Jakana.
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