Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s ambassador to the Benin Republic, has received calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss him (rtd).
An activist based in Abuja named Deji Adeyanju said that Buhari should also order Buratai’s arrest in relation to the purported billions found in his home.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, or ICPC, reportedly recovered N1.85 billion from a house and office in Abuja that were reportedly owned by Buratai.
Following a tip from a whistleblower, ICPC officials allegedly stormed the home in Abuja’s Wuse neighborhood.
The enormous amount purportedly collected is claimed to be a portion of the billions of naira the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has set aside for the acquisition of weapons and ammunition.
Reacting, Adeyanju said Buratai should be prosecuted for the money discovered in his house.
In a tweet, Adeyanju wrote: “Buhari should sack Buratai over the alleged discovery of billions of Naira in his house meant for the fight against insurgency and order his arrest and prosecution not out of any pretense of fighting corruption but out of shame because Dasuki was detained for many years for diverting arms funds.”