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Ex-Naval Director On Wanted List For Corruption Sneaks Back Into Nigeria, Assaults Woman With Military Protection

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Regardless of being on the run after being declared needed by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for alleged N2 billion corruption, a former Director of Navy Accounts, Rear Admiral, Tahir Yusuf (retd.) through the week used navy operatives to assault the supervisor of a bakery in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The anti-graft company had accused Yusuf of stealing N2 billion belonging to the Nigerian authorities whereas serving as Director of Nigerian Navy Accounts.



In 2020, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja ordered the everlasting forfeiture of about N500 million discovered to be fraudulently amassed by the navy officer to the Nigerian authorities.

The entire quantity forfeited was N392, 695,857.87, together with $91,955.38 and the sum of £15,050 held in domiciliary accounts.

Yusuf, beforehand second-in-command to the Chief of Account and Funds, Naval Headquarters (NHQ), held the money in seven accounts- each non-public and company in two banks.

The seven accounts had been operated beneath the title of an organization, Bitmas Enterprise, in Zenith Financial institution whereas two had been held in Yusuf’s title within the defunct Skye Financial institution, now Polaris Financial institution.

Following the forfeiture, SaharaReporters gathered that Yusuf fled Nigeria to Dubai, UAE the place he has stayed for over 3 years.

Nevertheless, Yusuf sneaked again to the nation final week with the assistance of some corrupt authorities officers, primarily within the navy by Niger Republic, a number of sources informed SaharaReporters.

The sources added that the fugitive has been shifting around the nation with navy guards offered by the Navy authorities.

It was gathered that Yusuf additionally used armed naval officers to assault the supervisor of Bitmas Bakery Restricted in Zaria.

The bakery is alleged to be owned by the retired admiral’s spouse.

“When the EFCC was on to him, he exiled himself to Dubai, UAE the place he stayed for 3/4 years. He reached out to the EFCC by his youthful brother, Abdulbari Yusuf, who’s a banker with Zenith Financial institution, Maiduguri department,” one of many sources mentioned.

“He has compromised many EFCC operatives together with the Director Operations, Abdulkarim Chuckol. He has made preparations with them to bury his case.

“Now with the assistance of many corrupt authorities officers, primarily within the navy, he sneaked again into the nation final week by Niger Republic.

“After stepping into the nation, he assaulted the supervisor of Bitmas Bakery Restricted in Zaria with assistance from his naval driver, navy orderly and others who restrained the supervisor of the bakery as he assaulted her personally. His spouse owns the bakery. He later despatched armed thugs to invade the bakery. They fired photographs and looted every thing.

“They had been nonetheless apprehended by the police and charged to court docket. The admiral now got here again to Zaria, facilitated their launch and went again to the bakery and continued to assault them. The bakery has about 140 employees, all have been rendered jobless now.”

Yusuf was sighted at certainly one of his alternative properties situated at 1B Yobe Shut, Maitama, Abuja through the week.

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