Court-Martial Set To Deliver Judgement On Army Chief Otiki Over Missing N400m

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The General Court Martial (GCM) is set to deliver judgement on former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Sokoto, Major-General Hakeem Otiki over the alleged missing N400 million.

According to The Sun, the court which was set up by the Nigerian Army is headed by the Chief Of Training and Operations Major-General Lamidi Adeosun as the president.

Emerging reports states that any moment from now judgement will be delivered on the embattled senior Army officer in Abuja.

The court-martial which was inaugurated on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 includes Major A Mohammed as Judge advocate, Major-Generals AA Tarfa, FO Agugo, JS Malu, M Mohammed, and Maj Gen CT Olukoju, as members, and Major General CC Okonkwo as waiting member.

The former GOC was placed under house arrest and moved to Abuja after he was picked up by the army.

Back in July 2019, five soldiers belonging to Otiki’s escort had absconded with N400 million while serving a security detail for an important personality to Kaduna state.

Otiki is facing a five-count charge bordering on disobedience to military order and diversion of the said sum before the General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at Asokoro, Abuja.

According to a source, although the defence counsel did not object to the charges instituted against the former GOC, he pleaded not guilty to all of them.

BY HANYTA OGBE

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