A former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday distanced himself from the N1.8 billion and other items recently recovered by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from a property in Abuja, IgbereTV reports
The ICPC on June 16 raided a property in the Wuse 2 area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and recovered the cash, customised mobile phones, Mercedes-Benz, and 2022 editions of BMW cars, several designer wristwatches, including three Rolexes, and some property documents.
In a statement issued on the matter, the commission said one Kabiru Sallau, who is the Managing Director of K Salam Construction Company, was arrested in connection with the recovery of the funds and other property.
The former army chief was later linked with the property.
Buratai, who reacted to the controversy generated by the matter in a statement issued by his legal adviser, Ugochukwu Osuagwu, described the reports allegedly linking him with the property as mischievous and baseless