Army Commander Found Guilty Of Fraud

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The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian Army to try the former General Officer Commanding 8 division, Sokoto, Maj. General Hakeem Otiki, has found him guilty on all five counts.

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

The former GOC was charged for stealing N100 million and N160 million, respectively money belonging to the Nigerian Army in count one and two and disobedience to Standing Order under section 66 of the Armed Forces Act(AFA),

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It also demoted him to Brig. General with a severe reprimand.

The sentence which was delivered late last night, was, however, subject to confirmation by the Army Council.

Adeosun also ordered that all monies totaling N135.8million, $6,600 recovered by the Special Investigation Bureau be returned to the coffers of the Nigerian Army.

 

 

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