Missing Money: Court Martial Orders Gen. Otiki’s Dismissal With ‘Disgrace And Dishonour’


A General Court Martial, set up by the Nigerian Army to try the former General Officer Commanding 8 division, Sokoto, Maj. General Hakeem Otiki, has found him guilty on all five counts.

The sentence which was delivered late on Monday night.

The special court ordered his dismissal from service “with disgrace and dishonour.” It also demoted him to Brig. General with a severe reprimand.

The court, headed by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, found Otiki guilty of disobedience to service orders, missing fund and theft of public property, among other things.

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

The decisions is however subject to confirmation by the Army Council

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