Military personnel seek AGF’s intervention in EFCC’s unending corruption investigation

The Director of Finance and Administration in the office of the National Security Adviser, Jafaru Mohammed, has called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to intervene in the unending investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in a case of conspiracy, stealing and money laundering.

In a petition to the AGF against CSP Sanusi Aliyu Mohammed and his team at the EFCC, and made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Mohammed, who is a Brigadier General in the Nigeria Army, stated that a year after investigations commenced into his alleged complicity in the corruption case, he is yet to be charged to court, just as a full report is yet to be made available with regards to the case.

He said it is alleged that he own 17 different accounts and properties, estates, oil depots worth billions of naira and businesses. In spite of all these, the anti-graft agency “is yet to come up with any evidence to support these allegations.”

It is my understanding that the EFCC has generated three progress reports since the inception of this investigation over a year ago with the first report made in June 2020.

“The Honourable Attorney General may wish to note that as a result of the false reports and the media trial, I was subjected to, I was denied promotion to my next rank in the Nigerian Army in December 2020 under the justification that I was under investigation. For someone who has devoted the best part of his career in service being denied the privileged to be promoted based on inconclusive report is an unfair punishment and unjust penalty for someone who is yet to be found guilty of any offence.

“As a result of this investigation, I have been subjected to untold hardship, psychological trauma, and disruption in my career progression as a result of the mishandling of this investigation.”

He appealed to the AGF to call for a dispassionate review of the investigation of the case against him by a different team, direct the “EFCC to show a single shred of evidence to the source of the funds upon which a case of fraud is being built against me” and also, review the “role played by CSP Sanusi Allyu Mohammed and his team particularly the violation of the rights of my family during the unauthorised search of my residence and the release of inconclusive and false reports to the media.”

Several calls to EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren did not get a response. Neither did he respond to WhatsApp enquiry on the petition over the ongoing probe on the military officer.