EFCC Drills former Chief of Army Staff, Ihejirika

There are indications that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have invited former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd), over his alleged involvement in the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal.
Ihejirika was said to have arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday and was subsequently ushered into an interrogation room.
Ihejirika was Army Chief from September 2010 to January 2014 when he was dropped by President Goodluck Jonathan over his handling of the Boko Haram war.
His visit to the EFCC comes about 20 months after President Muhammadu Buhari said Ihejirika and others should be prosecuted after they were indicted by a panel of inquiry that probed the arms scandal, now widely dubbed the Dasukigate.
“He is being questioned as related to the procurement of arms and ammunition during the time he held sway as Chief of Army Staff,” an EFFC official said
“He will be released on administrative bail as soon as preliminary interrogations are over,” another source under anonymity said.
EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren did not respond to requests for comments.
Ihejirika said he didn’t immediately have answers to some of the questions thrown at him and sought the permission of his interrogators to go back home and retrieve more details relating to the arms purchase Affairs.
Ihejirika was eventually released on administrative bail on Wednesday night. He was asked to return on Thursday, it was learnt.

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