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Major General Otiki, demoted, dismissed for stealing

Former General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto; Major General Hakeem Otiki has been dismissed from the Nigerian Army.

His dismissal was announced by the General Court Martial set up by the Military Council to try him for stealing money belonging to the Nigerian Army.

The General Court Martial headed by Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun found the former GOC guilty on all the five counts charges filed against him.
The former GOC was charged for stealing N100 million and N160 million, respectively money belonging to the Nigerian Army in count one and two and disobedience to Standing Order under section 66 of the Armed Forces Act (AFA).

The Court also ordered that all monies totalling #135.8million, $6,600 recovered by the Special Investigation Bureau be returned to the coffers of the Nigerian Army.

He is also to be demoted to rank of Brigadier General.

His dismissal is subject to confirmation from the Army Council.

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