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Army general bags seven years imprisonment over fraud

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Army general bags seven years imprisonment over fraud



A Nigerian Army Special Court-Martial in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced the former Group Managing Director of Nigerian Army Properties Limited, Maj. Gen. Umaru Mohammed, to seven years in prison.

The court also ordered him to repay $2,178,900 and N1.65 billion to the Army properties and NAPL.

Mohammed was tried on 18 counts, including forgery, misappropriation of funds, and conspiracy, among others. Although he pleaded not guilty to all allegations, the court found him guilty of 14 counts.

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The President of the court, Major General James Myam, announced the sentences at Army Officers Mess 1 in Asokoro. Mohammed was found guilty of stealing large sums of money belonging to the Nigerian Army Properties Limited.

The court president noted that the sentences would run concurrently and are subject to confirmation by the confirming authority.

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Mohammed was previously denied bail due to the substantial amount of money allegedly stolen, which raised concerns of potential flight.

He is being defended by a legal team consisting of two Senior Advocates of Nigeria and six lawyers, including a retired military officer.

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