Friday, April 12, 2024

$2.1bn arms deal: DSS arrests former chief of army staff, Ihejirika

The Department of State Security has arrested the former chief of army staff, Major-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd).
Our correspondent gathered that Ihejirika was picked on Tuesday night from his Maitama, Abuja residence by DSS operatives.
Lieutenant general Azubuike Ihejirika
Lieutenant general Azubuike Ihejirika

The former Army boss’ arrest is believed to be in connection with the ongoing US$2.1billion arms deal probe involving the former national security adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

An Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis had, last year, alleged that the former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu-Sheriff and Ihejirika were the sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgents.
But the former Army chief had described Davis’ allegations against him as frivolous and unfounded.
He had said that the claim by the Australian was meant to divert the attention of the country and its security agencies.

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