Over N5 billion has been traced to the bank account of a daughter of one of the recently retired Army Generals being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.A top official of the anti-graft agency told Saturday Sun that the discovery was made by a team of operatives in the Intelligence and Special Operations Section of the Commission, saddled with the responsibility of carrying out further investigation of those indicted in the Third Interim Report of the Presidential Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.
Those listed for further investigation include two former Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. O.A. Ihejirika (Rtd) and Lt.-Gen. K.T.J. Minimah (Rtd); former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II, Dr Nurudeen Mohammed and three former Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Bukar Goni Aji, Mr. Haruna Sanusi and Mr. E.O, Oyemomi, among others.
In the process of investigating the tenures of the two former Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika and Lt. General Kenneth Minimah, the immediate past Chief of Accounts and Budget, CAB at the Army Headquarters in Abuja (Names withheld) who served the two Army Chiefs also came under scrutiny. Although the General bears Northern muslim names, he is from one of the biggest cities in the Southwest. His unknown Yoruba name is Iyanda.The source further told Saturday Sun that following the discovery of suspicious cash deposits in an account in the name of the first daughter of the Army General in a new generation bank, a lien was placed on the account by the EFCC. The young lady who is under 30 recently got married (Names withheld). The account officer, a lady who manages the account was subsequently invited by the EFCC. She spilled during interrogation. Her confession led to the invitation of the General’s daughter towards the last week of August.
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