Dubai Property "Stop distracting Tukur Buratai" - Legal practitioner tells Nigerians

He noted that Buratai had the right to buy properties in any part of the world provided they are acquired legitimately.

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Legal practitioner and human rights activist, Ugochuk­wu Osuagwu, has said the accusations of impropriety levelled against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai was diver­sionary.

Buratai had come un­der fire for acquiring two properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

While speaking with journalists at the weekend in Abuja, Osuagwu said the common trend among Nigerians had been to fol­low the band wagon effect and give opinions even on issues they had no facts about.

He said Buratai had been declared guilty even before investigation and trial, adding that the army chief had done no wrong by acquiring properties in Dubai.

Osuagwu criticised Ni­gerians who had dragged the federal government into the issue, saying their actions constituted a dis­traction to the anti corrup­tion fight.

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He challenged critics to provide proof of the allegations and allow the court to decide the matter.

According to him, the said property in Dubai purchased by Buratai’s wife a couple of years ago was N48 million only which is even less than what is used by private businessmen and other Nigerians to buy a three bedroom flat in high-brow areas in Abuja.

He noted that Buratai had the right to buy properties in any part of the world provided they are acquired legiti­mately.