EFCC Charges Former Chief of Army Staff, 2 Generals With N13bn Fraud

EFCC Charges Former Chief of Army Staff, 2 Generals With N13bn Fraud

  • A criminal charge has been filed against the former army chief, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah (retd) before a High Court of the FCT
  • The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged Minimah for the alleged diversion of N13 billion meant for procurement of arms
  • Major General A. O. Adetayo and Brigadier General R. I. Odi were also listed as defendents by the anti-graft agency

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged former Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah with fraud, Premium Times reports.

In the charge lodged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Minimah was alleged to have diverted N13 billion meant for the purchase arms.

EFCC charges ex-army boss
EFCC has filed a criminal charge against the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah. Photo credit: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
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In another report by Vanguard, Minimah was charged alongside former chief of accounts and budget, Major-General A. O. Adetayo and ex-director, finance and accounts Brigadier-General R. I. Odi.

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EFCC said that back in August 2016, it received a report by the Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Nigerian Armed Forces (CADEP) claiming that between 2010 and 2015 several billions received by the army were discovered to have been misappropriated by senior officers.

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Legit.ng previously reported that Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu were arrested by operatives of the EFCC in Kano state.

The three suspects were nabbed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) while attempting to smuggle 1,144 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards out of the country.

Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested between November 24 and December 1.

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Meanwhile, EFCC has declared Maxwell Odum, the CEO of a Lagos-based forex training and capital investment company, MBA Capital and Trading Limited, wanted over alleged fraud to the tune of N213 billion.

In a notice posted on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, December 8, the anti-graft agency appealed to members of the public with details of the whereabouts of Odum to report to any of EFCC offices nationwide or to security agencies.

Odum had disappeared after allegedly fleecing thousands of investors of their hard-earned money.

Source: Legit.ng

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