Biafra DSS arrest former army chief, Ihejirika

Officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd).

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Former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika

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Officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd).
 

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

It was gathered that the former COAS is being investigated over his alleged sponsorship of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) agitators.

Sources say his arrest is in connection with the ongoing $2.1 billion arms purchase probe involving former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

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Various allegations have been levied against the former COAS including that raised by an Australian, Stephen Davis who was invited by the federal government to negotiate with extremist sect, Boko Haram.

Davis in his report, alleged that Ihejirika and a former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff were among the financiers of the terrorists sect.

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had sealed off an estate belonging to former COAS. The estate is located along Jabi Airport road junction in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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