Missing Army Funds: Court martial finds Major General Hakeem Otiki guilty, orders his dismissal from service with disgrace, dishonor

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The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian Army to try the General Officer Commanding 8 division, Sokoto Major Gen Hakeem Oladapo Otiki has found the senior officer guilty on all five counts and ordered his dismissal from service with disgrace and dishonor.

 

The Court headed by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Army, Lt. Gen Lamidi Adeosun found Major General Otiki Guilty of disobedience to service orders, theft of public property among others.

 

It pronounced the following punishments among others, dismissal from service with disgrace and dishonor, reduction in rank from Major General to Brig General, and severe reprimand.

 

The sentences are however subject to confirmation of the Army Council.

 

The Court also ordered that all monies totaling #135.8 million, $6,600 recovered by the Special Investigation Bureau be returned to the coffers of the Nigerian Army.

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