REVEALED: How Code of Conduct Bureau Helped Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai Manipulate Corruption Charges

By Ikenga Chronicles November 5, 2016

REVEALED: How Code of Conduct Bureau Helped Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai Manipulate Corruption Charges

President Muhammadu Buhari’s fledgling war on corruption has reached a critical juncture as the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has allegedly manipulated his multi-million dollar corruption trial in connivance with the Code Of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Sahara Reporters revealed.

Buratai, has been accused of buying two houses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at a cost of $1.5 million.

Curiously, the Nigerian Army had also admitted that Buratai, indeed, owns the assets, saying, however, that he bought them with his savings in 2013.

In order to evade trial, it was discovered that Burutai has exchanged his asset declaration form.

One of the two sources told Sahara Reporters that some of the top CCB leaders were so corrupt that they sometimes help public officials who are under investigation for corruption to change their asset declaration forms.

“Once some serving or retired politicians and other public officers are exposed or under pressure, the leadership of this bureau assists them to alter their asset declaration forms,” this source said. “This enables the said officials [to] wriggle out of trouble,” he added.

The source cited the case of the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, General Yusuf Buratai, who reportedly received help from the CCB’s leadership to change his asset declaration forms. “He [General Buratai] got help from the bureau to mask his corruption,” one source said.

It will be recalled that the CCB, last two months said it has commenced its 2016 4th Quarter Cycle of Conference and Field Verification of Assets of top public officers.

According to him, the CCB, in its response, disclosed that Buratai duly declared his controversial Dubai assets upon his appointment as Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force in May 2015, and also on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff in July 2015.

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