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ICPC Raids Buratai’s Abuja Home, Recovers Billions Of Naira, 50 Luxury Watches

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Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have raided the home of a former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

The ICPC operatives reportedly recovered over a billion naira from Tukur Buratai, who is currently the Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic. The agency also regained over 50 expensive watches, which includes at least two Rolex varieties, from the former army boss.

Sources said, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had alerted the ICPC when it commenced a probe of an alleged military contractor named Salisu. An ICPC personnel said: “NFIU discovered that N500 million was paid into Salisu’s account at

once and quickly flagged it.

“When Salisu was asked he said he was a military contractor, but he was unable to show any evidence of carrying out any contract for the military. ”The NFIU later moved the case to the ICPC who proceeded to carry out more investigation and the raid, which occurred last week.

Sahara Reporters

first reported the raid on Thursday night, which put the recovered funds at about N1.85 billion. The ICPC had conducted a raid on Salisu’s home, recovering “hundreds of millions of naira, all in new notes,” a source told Peoples Gazette.

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of the source said: “We discovered that the place is owned by Buratai and he has been working with the man to loot military funds for many years.

It is unfortunate that Nigerian soldiers are suffering at the war front due to lack of equipment.”Speaking to the publication, Buratai said no warrant was obtained to search his house.“Nobody obtained any warrants to search my place,” he said.

Buratai however disconnected the call when quizzed on whether or not he was confirming the raid and cash recovery from his property.

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