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SSS releases President Buhari’s man after 5 months in detention

03 December 2016, 06:03

Abuja - The State Security Service (SSS) has released Muhammed Umar, a former member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement

He was released on Friday after five months in detention.

Umar had earlier been granted bail by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court with a bond of N100 million in July but SSS had refused to release him.

The SSS according to Premium Time was, however, forced to change its stand after trial judge Nnamdi Dimgba refused to continue with the matter when it came up in court on Thursday, December 1 until the SSS obeys his bail order.

President Buhari  had reportedly ordered Umar’s arrest after receiving a damning report about him.

Umar, a retired air commodore, was arrested by the SSS in June over alleged money laundering and illegal possession of firearms.

In addition to his arrest, Umar's property was seized along with classified documents from the Office of the President and transaction details from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), reports News 24

In addition to Umar's home being seized, 13 luxury cars - including a Range Rover, two Rolls Royce models, two Bentleys, a Porsche, Mercedes. Lexus, Audi and Porsche Panamera - were also seized.

- News 24


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