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Army General Sentenced To Seven Years Imprisonment For Stealing $2.1m, N1.65b Funds (Photo) » FashionStyle FS News

In Abuja, a Nigerian Army Special Court-martial has handed down a seven-year prison sentence to Maj.-Gen. Umar Mohammed for embezzling $2,178,900 and N1.65 billion belonging to the Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPL).

This sentence was delivered on Tuesday, October 10.

Umar Mohammed, the former Group Managing Director of Nigerian Army Properties Limited, was found guilty on 14 out of 18 counts, including charges related to forgery, misappropriation of funds, and conspiracy.

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The accused had previously entered a not guilty plea for all the charges brought against him.

During the recent hearing w. the judgment was pronounced, an eight-man panel led by Maj.-Gen. James Myam stated that the convicted senior military officer was found guilty on 14 out of the 18 charges.

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Myam specified that the first charge was brought under section 383(1) of the Criminal Code Act Cap c38 of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and punishable under section 390 (7). Additionally, this charge was also brought pursuant to section 114 of the Armed Forces Act Cap A20 2004.

The charges and sentence are:

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Count 1: Stealing 5 years imprisonment, and to return a total sum of 1,045,400.000 dollars to NA

Count 2: Stealing 5 years imprisonment. 480,000 dollars to NA

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Count 3: Stealing 5 years imprisonment and relying on secti0 85,400 dollars to NA

Count 4: Stealing 5 years imprisonment and returning the sum of 35,300 dollars only to NA Properties

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Count 5: Stealing 5 years imprisonment and to return the sum of 55,500 dollars to NA Pr

Count 6: Stealing and is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and 174 of the Armed Forces Act cap 8 120 shall pay 46,500 dollars only to NA

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Count 7 Criminal conspiracy to commit forgery (Not Guilty) Discharged and acquitted of

Court 8: Forgery (Guilty) sentenced to 7 years imprisonment.

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Count 9: Offence is theft and is guilty and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.. The special court-martial relying on 174 Ordered 430,800 dollars to NAPL.

Count 10: Conspiracy to forge document (Not Guilty) discharged and acquitted on count 10

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Count 11: Forgery (Not Guilty) discharged and acquitted

Count 12: Conduct prejudice on discipline and he is guilty and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

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Count 13: Theft sentenced to 5 years imprisonment shall pay 74,000,000 naira only

Count 14: Criminal misappropriation and he is guilty. And sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and ordered 590,000,000 naira to NCC NAPIl

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Count 15: Criminal misappropriation and he is guilty and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and rely on 174 AFN. 255,000,000/to NCC NAPIL

Count 16: Criminal misappropriation and he is guilty and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and the special count 174. Pay 559,172,000 naira to NCC

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Count 17: Criminal misappropriation and he is found not guilty of count 17

Count18: Criminal misappropriation and the accused found Guilty and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and ordered shall pay 172,000,000 naira to FCC NAPL

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The panel explained that the prosecution counsels called 24 witnesses, while the defendant called two witnesses.

The panel, t.after, in its judgment ordered that the convicted senior officer be jailed for 5 years each for some of the offences while some others carried 7 and 2 years respectively.

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The court explained that the sentences would run concurrently, and directed that he should refund funds into the account of NAPL.

Myam explained that the sentences were subject to the confirmation of “confirming authority”.

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Before the sentence, Mohammed had been in a Military detention facility at M.dishu cantonment, Abuja w. he spent years.

The Defence Counsel, Lekan Ojo (SAN), made an oral application that the convicted senior officer being moved to Kuje Correctional Facility but was denied by the court.

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