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Nigerian Army General Detained Over $16m Found In Wife’s US Account

Nigerian Army General Detained Over $16m Found In Wife’s US Account

A Brigadier-General, Charles Nengite, has been detained by the Nigerian Army, after the United States discovered $16 million in a bank account belonging to his wife.

After the surprising discovery, the United States Government sent a complaint to the Presidency in Nigeria, who subsequently directed both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Army authorities to investigate the matter.

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And after thorough investigations, his wife was arrested, after which the authorities wrote to the Presidency to furnish it with the occupation of her husband there after, his arrest was also effected.

The Daily Sun, reports that following directives from the Presidency, the Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, ordered the SIB to take over the matter.

Sources, however said the wife was not arrested as the money was believed to have been proceeds from dirty deals while the officer was on secondment to the Niger Delta Development Commission between 2016 and 2019.

Nigerian Army General Detained Over $16m Found In Wife’s US Account


At the time of filing this report, the officer was still being detained by the Special Investigations Bureau, a department in the Nigerian Army that handles matters relating to fraud and money laundering.

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SOURCE:   OrientalTimes

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