Dubai Property Scandal: EFCC Gets Boost To Investigate Buratai
An anti-graft coalition, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, over alleged diversion of funds to purchase properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The call was made in a petition addressed to the EFCC. Signed by CSNAC’s Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraj, the petition described Buratai’s conduct as a violation of public service rules.
According to the group, if the revelation is found to be true, based on evidence put forward by a newspaper, then the actions of the COAS is a great disservice and an act of sabotage against Nigeria.
“The Nigerian military, in times past, was known for diligence, professionalism and high sense of discipline.
“However, it is quite unfortunate that in recent times, corruption has continued to wreak havoc on the once revered institution,” said CSNAC.
CSNAC also argued that a situation in which funds earmarked for the welfare of troops fighting to protect the country’s territorial integrity and uphold internal security are diverted for personal use demands serious, immediate investigation and prosecution of anyone involved.