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Soldiers threaten to shoot EFCC officials over forfeited asset of NSA’s aide

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Soldiers on Wednesday threatened to shoot officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on an operation to mark properties seized from Brigadier General Jafaru Mohammed, the Director of Finance and Administration at the Office of the National Security Adviser, The Punch reports.

EFCC had obtained an interim forfeiture from a Federal High Court in Abuja on March 11, 2021, and proceeded to mark eight properties belonging to the NSA’s aide.

According to The Punch, the incident occurred in Sun City, Lokogoma area of Abuja after a team of EFCC officials began marking General Mohammed’s building located on 52 Main Street, Sun City, in red paint, armed soldiers arrived in a white Hilux marked GWA481EA and chased the EFCC officials away.

The soldiers took a bucket of water and soap and quickly cleaned off the markings which read, ‘EFCC Under Investigation, Keep Off!”

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was not aware of the squabble.

Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/007/2021 ordered the interim forfeiture of eight properties linked to General Mohammed who is 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.

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