Army Commanders & UBA Managers Arrested For Diverting Benefits Of Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram

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Oct 15, 2016 – N339Million Death Benefit Scam: Military Commanders & UBA Bank Managers Arrested For Diverting Death Benefits Of Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram

The EFCC has arrested two military officers and four others for opening fake accounts to divert N339million benefits of next-of-kins of deceased military officers and men within two months.

Two other suspects were at large, but the EFCC has launched manhunt for them.

Some of those whose benefits were diverted actually were said to have died in the war against Boko Haram in the Northeast.

According to investigation, the officers arrested were from the Military Pension Board, including a Wing Commander and Lt. commander.

Other accomplices were Branch Manager and Relationship Manager of United Bank for Africa (UBA).

It was gathered that the auditors of UBA raised the alarm when its auditors discovered that huge parts of the funds were “cashed across the counter in a suspicious manner”.

Based on the alert by the bank, the EFCC stepped in to crack how the fraud was perpetrated.

A top source in EFCC said:

“We have arrested a serving Wing Commander, a Lt. Commander and four others for N339million death benefit of some deceased military officers and men. Two others are at large but we have watch-listed them.

“The affected military officers were both cashier and computer operator in Military Pension Board and they connived with six others to carry out the fraud in UBA branch, Wuse Zone 3 branch.

9 thoughts on “Army Commanders & UBA Managers Arrested For Diverting Benefits Of Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram

  1. Until we bring back a dictator that applies death sentence for corruption this country will not recover from this wickedness. Why are we then questioning our pathetic situation as a country when God is very angry with us. Imagine stealing from a widow with orphans. Wow our country goes down to a new low every single day.
    Best to start being honest with ourselves about the viability of this project called Nigeria where conscience died long ago.

    • Thanks @Ayodele, but unfortunately, Nigerians do not prefer capital punishment, they want these crooks to get away with impunity. Just as you have said, why are we crying out foul of suffering since we know how these money were being carted away but reluctant in punishing the culprits.

      What amazes me about the people of this great Country is, we want a change but we don’t want to do something to effect that change. Until we are ready to be realistic among ourselves, the situation will continue to deteriorate. If we emulate a Country like China, there will be a tremendous change in Nigeria within 3 years.

  2. no diiferent, they are all heartless,take over all their money and properties before sending them to 20 ys prison.

  3. Military officers (senior) are very corrupt too much, heartless, have no human feelings as they can not going to war front theirself rather sending junior ones and later expose them to untimely premature death because of the corruption yet ready to takeover all worth benefit of deseased, moreso, you will never see them rest after retirment except seen them paticipating in poilitics and is not for the benefit of their community but in the name of embestlement of the money, may god save us in this country. Amen

  4. Military officers (senior) are very corrupt too much, heartless, have no human feelings as they can not going to war front theirself rather sending junior ones and later expose them to untimely premature death because of the corruption yet ready to takeover all worth benefit of deseased, moreso, you will never see them rest after retirment except seen them paticipating in poilitics and is not for the benefit of their community but in the name of embestlement of the money, may god save us in this country. Amen

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