Army Sacks major-general for N400m theft

June 16, 2020
12 Views

The General Court Martial set up by the Military Council has sacked former General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Hakeem Otiki for N400 million theft.

The Panel chaired by Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun found the former GOC guilty on all the five counts charges filed against him.

The Court Martial found him guilty on all the five-count charges against him and subsequently dismissed him from service with disgrace and dishonour.

Fidelity LeaderboardFidelity Leaderboard

The panel also ordered that various sums of money, including $6,600, said to have been recovered from him be returned to the coffers of the Nigerian army.

The Major General was charged under the armed forces act (AFA) after soldiers in his detail reportedly stole money estimated to be N400 million.

Related Posts

His trial started in September, 2019 amid intense drama at the sitting in Abuja.

He was the general officer commanding of the Nigerian army 8 division in Sokoto who sent some soldiers to transport some cash to Kaduna by road from where it would be taken to Abuja.

A military aircraft was said to be waiting in Kaduna but the soldiers plotted to steal the money during a stop in Kaduna and subsequently deserted the army.

Otiki was then arrested after the theft and placed under house arrest until his trial by the court-martial.



DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!


Would you like to be receiving ALL Elombah.com links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, kindly join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via publisher@elombah.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!


DOWNLOAD The ElombahNews (Elombah.com) Mobile App Here


Send eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles  to publisher@elombah.com; follow us on twitter @ElombahNews; like our Facebook page: ElombahNews


For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526

You may be interested

News

BREAKING: ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja gutted by fire

admin - August 5, 2020

<!-- BREAKING: ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja gutted by fire - ElombahNews HomeNewsBREAKING: ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja gutted by fire

Ongoing unprovoked genocide in Southern Kaduna – a call for help!
News
News

Ongoing unprovoked genocide in Southern Kaduna – a call for help!

admin - August 5, 2020

Arising from an emergency Zoom Conference that lasted for about two hours on Sunday, the 2nd of August 2020, convened…

Chukwueze, Super Eagles star, visits Uzor Kalu [photos]
News
1 views
News
1 views

Chukwueze, Super Eagles star, visits Uzor Kalu [photos]

admin - August 5, 2020

<!-- Chukwueze, Super Eagles star, visits Uzor Kalu [photos] - ElombahNews HomeSportsChukwueze, Super Eagles star, visits Uzor Kalu [photos]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.