ICPC speaks on discovering billions of naira in Buratai’s home
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has cleared the air concerning purported indictment of Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in massive corruption and diversion of public funds.
Pampamnews reports that a now viral report by some online media outlet had claimed that the ICPC that it recovered N1.85 billion, $220,965, G-Wagon and other expensive and luxury items from the properties belonging to Buratai
The huge sum said to have been recovered was part of the billions of naira budgeted for the purchase of arms and ammunition by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
But the spokesperson of the commission, Azuka Ogugua, denied that the house belonged to Buratai.
According to Ogugua, facts available indicates that the property is owned by owner of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor.
“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 5:00pm and 12:00am on suspicion of money laundering. Facts available for the time being indicates that the property is owned by owner of K Salam Construction Company, a military contractor,” Ogugua said.
The Commission added that it recovered N175,706,500; $220,965; G-Wagon; 2022 editions of BMW and Mercedes Benz cars; customized mobile phones; several designer wrist watches, three Rolexes, and some property documents from the house.