In a twist to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for the probe of two former Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Lt. -Gen. Kenneth Minimah, and 52 others, over arms procurement scandal, some retired military officers and other Nigerians have said that the probe should be extended to the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), and the current Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
They questioned the exclusion of Dambazau and Buratai from the list of those to be probed.
They said the call for Buratai’s probe became more necessary given the revelation that the Chief of Army Staff bought $1.5m properties in Dubai.
The claim Buhari’s fight against corruption will appear to be one-sided if Buratai is left in his position and not being probed in spite of the allegations against him.
But those under probe were secretive about their assets, while Buratai declared his with nothing to hide.
Presidency sources said that President Buhari will not spare anyone found wanting but that he wouldn’t go after Buratai because people are talking. So far, nothing to link him to public funds.