Army Locks Up General Whose N400m Was Diverted By Escort Soldiers

The Nigeria army has placed Major General Hakeem Otiki under house arrest and closes surveillance.

According to reporter Maj. Gen. Otiki is the military officer whose N400 million was reportedly carted away by some escort soldiers, July 11.

Although instructed to load the money into a military jet for transport to Abuja, the soldiers failed to do so but instead shared it among themselves and disappeared.

They reportedly dropped their rifles, uniforms and other accouterments, and mobile phones before vanishing into thin air with the money.

Otiki was the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, until his redeployment to the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, ASCON.

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Military sources told Reporters that the Maj. Gen. is being held in the Officers Mess until he can be moved to Abuja for questioning over the sources of the N400 million.

It was gathered that men of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB), and Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police (NACMP), have been arranged for his special interrogation in Abuja.

He is reportedly being guarded by heavily armed soldiers who are carefully screening his visitors.

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