Nigerian military general Omar Mohammed sentenced to seven years for stealing billions of money 2023
A court arrested General Umaru Mohammed for stealing more than two million dollars and more than one billion naira.
A Nigerian military court sitting in Abuja has sentenced one of its senior officers, Major General Umaru Mohammed, to seven years in prison without bail.
The Chief Military Judge who presided over the trial, Major General James Myam found the army chief guilty of 14 of the 18 crimes he was accused of in the case.
As reported by TRTAFRIKA newspaper, the military court requested General James to return 2,178,900 dollars and 1.65 billion naira to the Nigerian Army Assets Company as required.
Nigerian army general Omar Mohammed has been sentenced to seven years for stealing billions Nigerian army general Omar Mohammed has been sentenced to seven years for stealing billions of money Photo/facebook The crimes he is accused of include embezzlement, embezzlement, forgery of documents, misappropriation of assets of the army and other crimes as the court found him guilty.
Before the decision, General Mohamed was detained in a military prison in Mogadishu Barracks in Abuja for some years before his decision. The lawyer defending the defendant, Lekan Ojo, requested that the convicted soldier be sent to Kuje Correctional Facility, but the military judges refused to accept this request of his lawyer.
Major General Mohammed was previously the head of the Nigerian Army Assets Company some years ago.