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Army General weeps during arms scandal grill

29 March 2016, 15:10

Abuja - A serving Major General broke down in tears during his appearance before the 13-man panel probing procurement of arms and other military equipment between 2007 and 2015.

It was gathered that the two-star general, who once held a powerful position at one of the formations under the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) wept shortly after he was confronted with hard and overwhelming evidence of alleged corrupt practices in the procurement of military hardware.

The Army General was among the 17 serving and retired military officers indicted in the first interim report of the audit panel over the procurement of arms and other equipment for the Nigeria Air Force (NAF).

Also read: Badeh faces 10-count charge for diverting N3.97b

The senior Army officer, who is currently on posting at the DHQ, is alleged to have been involved in the purchase of some substandard Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and other equipment, for the prosecution of the anti-Boko Haram war in Borno and other troubled North-East states.

The General, who initially denied any wrongdoing in the arms deal admitted when the audit panel confronted him with suspicious transactions made through his personal accounts.

Source: Naij

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