Abuja - The Nigerian Army has denied a media report
that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sealed
properties belonging to its Chief of Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Col. Onyema
Nwachukwu, on behalf of the acting Director of Army Public Relations,
Col. Sani Usman.
Nwachukwu described the media report as false, stressing that no
property linked to the officer had been sealed by the anti-graft agency
in its investigation of arms procurement.
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He added that Abubakar, who was the former Commander, 'Operation LAFIA
DOLE', has not been linked to the $2.1 billion Arms Deal by the EFCC.
He said it was quite unprofessional and unfair for any medium to publish
a report without clearly establishing the correct identity of the
He said the publication did not only misguide the public but has
embarrassed the Nigerian Army, the senior officer and his family.