Soldiers of the Nigerian army, on Wednesday, threatened to shoot officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that came to mark properties seized from Brigadier General Jafaru Mohammed, Director of Finance and Administration at the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
It was reported that the EFCC had obtained an interim forfeiture from the Federal High Court in Abuja on March 11, and proceeded to mark eight properties belonging to Mohammed.
The PUNCH reports that while officials of the anti-graft agency arrived Sun City in the Lokogoma area of Abuja and began to mark the General’s building, armed soldiers arrived in a white Hilux marked GWA481EA and chased the EFCC officials away.
It was said that the soldiers took a bucket of water and soap and quickly cleaned off the markings which read: “EFCC Under Investigation, Keep Off!”
According to the newspaper, soldiers were also on guard to prevent EFCC officials from marking other properties linked to the military officer,
Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo, the High Court judge, had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/007/2021, had ordered the interim forfeiture of eight properties linked to Mohammed, who is said to be a trusted aide to the NSA, Major General Babagana Moguno (retd.).
The investigation of Mohammed is part of a wider probe into the finances of the Office of the NSA.
Other properties of the General affected include: A house at 7 God’s Own Estate, Road 1, Wamba District, a fenced plot at 1 Jubril Aminu Crescent, Katampe Extension, a plot at Kubwa Express Road directly opposite Abuja Model City Gate, A house at Block SD 22, Road 5, Kabusa Garden Estate, Abuja; Plot 15, 21st Crescent, Second Avenue, Gwarinpa, 3 Liverpool Close, Sun City Estate and 25 Osaka Street, Sun City.
The properties are believed to be worth billions of naira, which far exceed the income of his rank.
The anti-graft agency has not responded to the incident.