The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has issued a fresh update on allegations of arms and money found in former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai's house.
AllNews Nigeria reports that a publication surfaced on Thursday on Tukur Buratai's house being raided by ICPS operatives who found billions in cash meant for arms and ammunition to fight Boko Haram
Reacting to the publication, the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua declared that the Abuja house recently raided by its operatives doesn’t belong to former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.
In a statement issued on Friday, Azuka said contrary to earlier reports, the house actually belongs to a military contractor who is the owner of K Salam Construction Company and urged members of the public to disregard inaccurate reports about what transpired.
The house was raided on Thursday based on suspicion of money laundering.
Ogugua disclosed that the house raided is located at Wuse 2 in Abuja and some of the recovered items include N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customised mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, including three Rolexes, and some property document.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been drawn to some inaccurate and concocted reports in the media about the seizure of multibillion-naira cash, dollars, Rolex watches stockpiled in an Abuja property.
“The Commission wishes to state that ICPC operatives raided a property in Wuse 2 of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Thursday, 16th June 2022 between 5:00 pm and 12:00 am on suspicion of money laundering. Facts available for the time being indicates that the property is owned by the owner of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor.”
“The Commission recovered money and other items from the property viz. N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customised mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, including three Rolexes, and some property documents.”