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N23m theft rocks Nigerian Army... Board of Inquiry set up

Posted by By CHUKS ONUOHA, Umuahia on 2005/01/09 | Views: 287 |

N23m theft rocks Nigerian Army... Board of Inquiry set up


Another scandal has blown open in the Nigerian Armed Forces with the disappearance of N23 million from the Nigerian Army Small Scale Drug Manufacturing Unit (NASDMU).

Another scandal has blown open in the Nigerian Armed Forces with the disappearance of N23 million from the Nigerian Army Small Scale Drug Manufacturing Unit (NASDMU).

Daily Sun learnt that the money developed wings from the coffers of the Army Pharmaceutical Company in Victoria Island, Lagos.

What is, however, baffling in the theft is how it was perpetrated despite the huge security mounted round the clock at the facility.

Following the disappearance of the money, the detention of all personnel on guard duty at the drug unit, as well as those at the neighbouring Army Public Relations Directorate, has been ordered.

A soldier told Daily Sun that in the recent past, "some small things have been missing, but now they have carried away N23 million, and the Managing Director is very mad about it."

Efforts to reach Col. Ibrahim Babangida, Managing Director of NASDMU were unsuccessful, but the Director of Army Public Relations, Col. M.D Yusuf said a board of enquiry has been constituted to investigate the theft. He declined to speak on the mandate given the panel and the number of persons on board.

It will be recalled that Daily Sun had last year exclusively reported the disappearance of a ship, MT African Pride, while in the custody of the Nigerian Navy.

The ship had been arrested for illegal lifting of the nation’s crude oil, and a court-martial delivered judgment on Wednesday in the case of three Admirals charged with complicity in the issue.

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Abieyuwa(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Otasowie means evening life is better than morning life. There is an error in your “evening life is better than evening life”?

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Sokari doesn’t mean joy. Joy is Biobela. Go to the village and ask the meaning of the name.

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Actually translates to bravehearted.