BREAKING: Court martial orders ex-GOC Otiki’s dismissal over embezzlement


The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian Army to try the former General Officer Commanding 8 division, Sokoto, Maj. General Hakeem Otiki, has recommended his dismissal from service “with disgrace and dishonour” for embezzlement.

The court martial headed by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun found Otiki guilty of all five counts charges leveled against him.

Adeosun also ordered that all monies totaling N135.8million, $6,600 recovered by the Special Investigation Bureau be returned to the coffers of the Nigerian Army.

After he was found guilty disobedience to service orders, missing fund and theft of public property, among others, the court thereafter demoted him to Brig. General with a severe reprimand.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the sentence which was delivered on Monday night, was, however, subject to confirmation by the Army Council.

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