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Buratai’s Dubai Properties: He Should Resign or Be Sacked – Femi Falana

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Chief of Army Staff General Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), in a statement on Sunday said that Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai should resign or be sacked following the revelation that he bought two properties worth $1.5m in Dubai.

Falana said that the Nigerian Army has been “illegally” used to defend Buratai, adding that the narrative by the Army is a “cock and bull story”.

“In view of the ban on the opening and operation of foreign accounts by public officers, the Code of Conduct Bureau should be involved in the investigation.

If the Chief of Army Staff does not deem it fit to resign forthwith, President Buhari should not hesitate to remove him in the interest of national morality.

How an army General managed to save $1.5m has not been disclosed to Nigerians. Since the General was in charge of procurement for the Nigerian Army at the material time, the cock and bull story of the military high command has been called names,”Falana stated

Another Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome said that Buratai should not be removed without trial, adding that it is an opportunity for the government to prove “that its so called anti-corruption war is not targeted at profiled opponents”.

“I will rather urge that he be first tried through our criminal justice system trial, which is accusatorial and not inquisitorial. When found guilty, he can then be dismissed or court-martialled.

Let the government for once prove us wrong that its so called anti-corruption war is not targeted at profiled opponents by putting him through trial as a serving military officer. Just for once, I want to be proved wrong,” he said.

Credit: PUNCH

16 Comments

  1. kikiki

    July 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I am patiently waiting for Kadara,Prince and all the Dullhari goons.

  2. allthingsfitness

    July 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

    lol… Nija i Hail…

  3. allthingsfitness

    July 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

    corruption will nt stop today, it will take a long time.

  4. Spunky

    July 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Na wa O.

  5. Naijababeii

    July 11, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Over to you PMB Nigerians are waiting.

  6. Mr. Egghead

    July 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Buratai is not kwarupt.
    Can’t career army officer save ordinary $1.5million again? ?

    • nene+

      July 11, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Exactly Burutai cant be kwarupt after all he is the sole supplier of snakes to Nat Geo Wild!

      Any ways watch out how this thread will be deserted by the anti corruption gladiators!

  7. just passing

    July 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

    We do not have the morality to accuse people for noting the witch hunt if nothing is done to Burutai.
    I however hope EFCC will prove Nigerians wrong.

  8. Tina

    July 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Na wa o, can the level of corruption ever get better.

  9. Nonsense

    July 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Kadara, Prince, Nunulicious, APC change online goons where are you? If this post were about Fayose or Dieziani, you will be stomping all over the place with your turn by turn mantra.
    Nonsense

  10. Nonsense

    July 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    saharareporters.com/2016/07/09/more-details-emerge-nigeria-chief-army-staff-general-buratai’s-dubai-properties

  11. Diddy

    July 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    1.5 million $ is a chicken change,as long as is under PMB, is not a severe crime to sack him,Mr President continue to deceive urself and am surprised that falana is taking it seriously,hope is not a charade

  12. Prince

    July 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    If its true that he owns those properties, resignation is the least. He should be meant to answer some questions at EFCC.
    How does these dudes get all these money

  13. nunulicious

    July 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Today is not the first day we will have calls for resignation. Anyone can call for resignation, but have you used the judiciary to back up your case? When push comes to shove, the court of public opinion don’t count.

    For those who want to burst an artery on APC vs PDP, Buhari vs GEJ, kwaruption vs corruption, buratai vs dieziani, remember that your shit black, my shit brown no mean anything, all na excreta! That I voted for Buhari doesn’t make me ignorant of the fact.

  14. nunulicious

    July 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Today is not the first time there would be calls for resignation in Nigeria. Question is, have you followed up your case with the Judiciary? Much as it gives us a room to vent, the court of pubic opinion don’t count.

    And for those who want to burst an artery over APC vs PDP, Buhari vs GEJ, kwaruption vs corruption, Buratai vs Diezeani remember that your shit black, my shit brown no mean anything, all na excreta. That I voted Buhari doesn’t make me ignorant of the fact.

    Don’t know why BN swallowed my comment.

  15. Expert

    July 12, 2016 at 8:28 am

    He (or She) who is not corrupt should stand up and point accusing finger…..The Hunter has become the hunted… The die is cast. No one will be spared if the real anti-corruption fight is to start. All Nigerians have fallen short of expectations. How many Nigerians paid for their Dubai houses, Land/Range Rovers, Lekki/Asokoro Houses, US Vacations, Designer wears from their legitimate earnings? Many of us are daily beneficiaries of corrupt practices. Only very few are above board. I think what PMB Government should do is to grant amnesty to all Nigerians and let every Looter, Re-Looter (including you and I) return every loot from now till end of Dec 2016 and let us start on a clean slate by 01/Jan/2017. Anybody that involves in corruption from 01/Jan/2017 should be dealt with ruthlessly. Most importantly, the law enforcement Agents need to live above board otherwise the fight against corruption will be well garnished with super-corruption.

    These are my thoughts and feel free share yours. Remember that if you fail to caution or sound a note of warning to the corrupt individual, you are aiding and abetting corruption.

    One love to all Nigerians and say NO to mob/police/religious/ritual killings. #AllNigeriansLivesMatter#. RIP & Justice to Mrs Agbahime, Mrs Olawale Elisha, Agatu/Nimbo Victims. We miss you the Chibok girls and we want you back.

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