Following revelations that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, purchased properties worth $1.5 million dollars in Dubai, human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana has advocated for his dismissal if he fails to resign.
The legal luminary said in a statement that President Buhari should sack the Army Chief despite his laudable achievement in leading the army against the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
In his words, “In view of the ban on the opening and operation of foreign accounts by public officers, the Code of Conduct Bureau should be involved in the investigation.
“If the Chief of Army Staff does not deem it fit to resign forthwith President Buhari should not hesitate to remove him in the interest of national morality.”
Falana commended the Buhari Administration for how it has handled cases regarding military officers allegedly involved in the diversion of the sum of $15bn meant for procurement of arms.
The diversion of the fund, he explained allowed the Boko Haram insurgents to kill about 25,000 Nigerians and displace two million others, including children.
He also said since the administration had assured Nigerians that there would be no sacred cow in the fight against corruption, Buratai should step down and allow a full scale investigation by the Arms Procurement Panel and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.