Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff has said he invested in properties in Dubai in 2013 before he was appointed.
Buratai said this on Tuesday when he featured in a British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, interview programme, Hard Talk.
“Substantial property is just an investment; my family do their own private business. They should afford to have such property in Dubai,” he said.
“The type of property you are talking about is not the ones people are talking about.
“The property I invested was far back as 2013 before I became the chief of army staff, I never dreamt of becoming the chief of army staff and people are accusing me as if it is today.”
The army chief had been enmeshed in an asset declaration scandal after evidence of the property emerged, with critics insinuating abuse of office against him.
He also said the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari in the country as a result of his ailment did not breach any constitutional rule.