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Azubuike Ihejirika Ex COAS denies reports of DSS arrest

A senior military officer who is close to the former Army chief also debunked the reports, calling it a propaganda.

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Former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika

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The former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd.), has said he was not arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).

A source who spoke to This Day said the former COAS is in his country home relaxing.

The source also said “I am really amazed at the length people are determined to go to tarnish the image of the former army chief. As I am speaking to you, the chief who just returned from his village is in his house.

“What I don’t understand is how and why they orchestrated these fables and for what purpose. I think the intention of these people is to draw the attention of the federal government to the fact that Ihejirika has not been arrested.”

Adding that “What people don’t know is that this government would not have wasted time in arresting Ihejirika from the word go if he was guilty all this while.”

A senior military officer who is close to the former Army chief also debunked the reports, calling it a propaganda.

He said “Remember that this is not the first of such numerous false arrests, if not EFCC today, it’s arms procurement tomorrow, the army the next and now DSS. You should also remember the frivolous allegation by the Australian Steve Davies.”

The military source also said some of the ex COAS’ detractors are wondering “how come some of the other service chiefs has been indicted and yet he is free. It baffles them to say the least and they are not relenting.”

Vanguard reported that the former army chief was arrested at night on Tuesday, June 21, 2016  at his residence in Maitama, Abuja.

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