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Buhari orders probe of former service chiefs

15 January 2016, 16:04

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate former service chiefs among others connected to the arms purchases scandal, Nation reports.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the President decided to investigate the former service chiefs based on the report of a presidential audit committee.

Also read: 'Buhari didn't storm out of meeting with Chibok parents’

The 20 military officers affected include Air Chief Marshal AS ?Badeh (Rtd), Air Marshal ?MD ?Umar  (Rtd), Air Marshal? AN ?Amosu (Rtd), Maj-?Gen. ?ER ?Chioba (Rtd), AVM?? IA? Balogun (Rtd), AVM ?AG? Tsakr ? (Rtd)

Others are AVM?? AG? Idowu (Rtd), AVM ?AM ?Mamu, AVM ?OT ?Oguntoyinbo, AVM ?T ?Omenyi, AVM ?JB ?Adigun, AVM?? RA ?Ojuawo, AVM ??JA ?Kayode-Beckley, Air Cdre ?SA ?Yushau (Rtd), Air Cdre ?AO ?Ogunjobi, Air Cdre? GMD ?Gwani, Air Cdre SO ?Makinde, Air Cdre AY ?Lassa?, Col ??N ?Ashinze and Lt Col. ?MS ?Dasuki (Rtd)

The investigation is also to affect some serving military officers and 21 firms linked to the scandal.

Read more at Nation

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