Shock, anger and disappointment have trailed the discovery of N1.85bn in cash, and luxury vehicles worth N450m from two properties allegedly belonging to former Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
According to SaharaReporters, raids on two properties in Abuja were carried out on Thursday, June 16, 2022, where the ICPC discovered the loot.
Lt. Gen Buratai who now serves as the Nigerian Ambassador to the Benin Republic recently gave a lecture, suggesting methods on how Nigeria can win its battle against Insecurity at a one-day symposium on National security, organised by Arewa House in Kaduna, with the theme ‘Politics and Insecurity in Nigeria: Way Forward’.
When quizzed on the discovery, he said the ICPC did not produce warrants before searching the properties.
Here are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter:
@DeeChinazom This is why Peter Obi said our current leaders are sick! This is way beyond greed, this is absolute sickness of the mind. Your men are dying in the battle front and you’re stealing from them! I don’t expect much from this regime, Buratai case will still go like that of Abba Kyari
@tosinancial The Soldiers that Ran away because Buratai didn’t give then Weapons to Fight the Insurgents are being Court Marshalled daily! What Will happen to Buratai that Diverted the Funds that were supposed to be used in Fighting Insurgency?
@TheoAbuAgada In case you are wondering why there has been a surge in insecurity in Nigeria, the ICPC operatives just recovered over a billion naira, 50 luxury watches, including at least two Rolex varieties and many other items from the former chief of army staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai.
@Deshysmalls Almost ₦2,000,000,000 cash was found in Buratai’s home, now imagine how much he has in his several local & offshore accounts. Yet we have our men & women in Uniform crying daily about welfare & not been equipped enough. Worse still, Buhari rewarded Buratai with Ambassadorship.
@novieverest For years, well-meaning Nigerians shouted for Buratai to be removed as COAS, but we were gaslighted to believe he was the best thing to happen to the Nigerian Army. “The military has been equipped like never before.” Money was leaving the treasury, but it was for something else
@Hitee_ And Buratai was head of procurement under GEJ before Mr Integrity rewarded him with a bigger portfolio Interesting.
@Shehusky The discovery of billions of naira meant to purchase arms in the home of former chief of army staff Tukur Buratai by ICPC is yet another proof that Buhari is heading the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria. By the time Buhari is done, Abacha will be a learner.
@F_S_Yusuf CPC has recovered N1.85 billion from a house and office said to belong to former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai in Abuja. How did he amassed such money in cash? Now remember that the Military budget rose to trillions from 2015 yet security continue to decline down to this day.
@obyna_roland Mind you the same buratai is from Borno…the state mostly ravaged by terrorism…..this shows he has no human sympathy
@SadiqTade Buratai is also a committee member for Osun APC Campaign. Lol.