Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), in a statement on Sunday said Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai should resign as the Chief of Army Staff or be sacked following the revelation of his acquired Dubai properties worth $1.5m.
“In view of the ban on the opening and operation of foreign accounts by public officers, the Code of Conduct Bureau should be involved in the investigation.
If the Chief of Army Staff does not deem it fit to resign forthwith, President Buhari should not hesitate to remove him in the interest of national morality.
How an army General managed to save $1.5m has not been disclosed to Nigerians. Since the General was in charge of procurement for the Nigerian Army at the material time, the cock and bull story of the military high command has been called names,”Falana stated
Also Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that Buratai should not be removed without trial, adding that it is an opportunity for the government to prove “that its so called anti-corruption war is not targeted at profiled opponents”.
“I will rather urge that he be first tried through our criminal justice system trial, which is accusatorial and not inquisitorial. When found guilty, he can then be dismissed or court-martialled.
Let the government for once prove us wrong that its so called anti-corruption war is not targeted at profiled opponents by putting him through trial as a serving military officer. Just for once, I want to be proved wrong,” he said.
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