My hands are clean – Lt. General Tukur Buratai

March 13, 2021
4 Views

<!– General Tukur BurataiLt. General Tukur Buratai –>

General Tukur Buratai

Lt. General Tukur Buratai

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Former Chief of Army Staff,  Lieutenant General  Tukur Buratai (Rtd) has said he never frittered away money meant for arms to fight insurgency.

National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno had said in an interview with BBC Hausa Services, that “No one knows what happened to the money, but God willing, the president will investigate to find out where it went or where the goods went.”

Monguno, who had issued a denial that he was misquoted, said as long as long as there was no proper investigation, he would not say anything.  

He said “the money is gone.”

The NSA added that the new security chiefs said they had not seen the arms purchased with the money either.

But Buratai, in a statement issued by Osuagwu Ugochukwu , Attorney to the former Chief of Army Staff, said his attention has been drawn to an interview granted BBC by National Security Adviser (NSA) RTD Major General Babagana Monguno wherein he was alleged to have accused former service chiefs of filtering arms Fund away.

“I can confirm that LT General Buratai and other ex-service chiefs were never mentioned in the interview and neither was any arms fund missing under the stewardship of LT Gen T.Y Buratai.

“Interestingly, NSA Babagana Monguno has denied making such accusations. We therefore urge members of the public to discountenance any such misquoted narrative suggesting sleaze on the integrity of RTD LT Gen T.Y Buratai,” he said.

He added that anyone interested in knowing how arms were procured by the ex-service chiefs and particularly LT Gen T.Y Buratai should channel such request for information to the Ministry of Defence and stop the habit of speculation and false information peddling.

“Because any attempt to further tarnish the image of the former Chief of Army staff will be resisted legally,” he said.

You may be interested

I’m not a gunea pig; I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – Oyedepo
Health
2 views
Health
2 views

I’m not a gunea pig; I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – Oyedepo

Webby - April 18, 2021

The overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he won’t take COVID-19 vaccine…

Nigerian police officer caught on camera demanding bribe from a Spaniard
News
2 views
News
2 views

Nigerian police officer caught on camera demanding bribe from a Spaniard

Webby - April 18, 2021

A yet to be identified police officer has been caught on camera demanding bribe on highway from a man who…

Pastor Adeboye visits Fayemi, says prayers will help end banditry
News
News

Pastor Adeboye visits Fayemi, says prayers will help end banditry

Webby - April 18, 2021

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has reiterated his belief in the power…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.