Army Demotes Major-General To Brigadier-General

Ibrahim Sani, one time Chief of Transformation and Innovation Centre of the Nigerian Army has been demoted after he was convicted for cheating.

Sani had been standing trial in the court since 2015 after he was accused of dividing and allocating army land to himself.

The court sat at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, Abuja.

The President of the court, AVM James Gbum ordered the convict to return N23 million being the money he got after he sold the part of the army land.
The court held that the convict fraudulently allocated to himself – 436 hectares, in Abuja and sold it.

The court adds that Sani went beyond the mandate given to him by the army authorities which was “only to collect the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)’’ from relevant FCT Agency.

He said the convict divided the land into two and allocated one part to himself, using pseudo company in which he was the sole signatory.

Gbum said the convict sold portions of the land to three people at N10 million, N7 million and N6 million, respectively.

The court President, however, said that conviction and sentence was subject to the confirmation of the Army Council.

Counsel to Sani, Mr. Paul Sule (SAN), said he would appeal to the army council to quash the sentence.

Sule, however, said should the council refuse to quash the sentence, he would approach the Court of Appeal.



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