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The former Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd.), has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), according to the News Express, reporting yesterday.

The former Chief of Army Staff was arrested late last night at his mega residence in Maitama, Abuja, in connection with the arms purchase scandal for which several former military and political chiefs are currently undergoing investigation or trial, among them the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, and the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh.

According to the News Express report, more than N400 million in cash and 12 cars were among property recovered from Ihejirika’s residence by DSS operatives. The cars include 2 Bentleys; 3 Range Rovers; 2 Rolls Royce; 1 SLR; and 1 G-Wagon.

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