The Department of State Security (DSS) has arrested a member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement.
In a statement Lawal Daura, DSS boss stated that the member, Air Commodore Umar Muhammed (rtd), was arrested for alleged fraudulent deals involving top government officials. Muhammed was allegedly fronting for some high ranking officials within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and security agencies to carry out unwholesome activities.
He stated that the “Air Commodore Umar Muhammed (rtd) is a member of the arms procurement committee, and there are speculations that he is the one fronting for some members of the committee. He is rumoured to be fronting for high ranking officials in the EFCC and ONSA.” Muhammed is said to be the chairman of EasyJets Nigeria, and one of the 13 members of the Presidential Arms Procurement Investigative Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari in August last year under the supervision of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
Muhammed’s residence at No. 4 Lundi Close Off Mississipi Street in Maitama, Abuja was raided Based on a tip off, on Sunday, June 19, after a five-hour search by the DSS, they found and seized the sum of $1.5 million in cash and among the various high-end cars were 18 luxury cars were taken away including Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Buggatti and other incriminating evidence in a deserted house in Maitama.
Meanwhile, the DSS has stated that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is being detained at his own will and for his benefit.
Source: Daily Times