Dubai asset: CCB’s clearance ends Buratai’s travails, says lawyer
A lawyer and rights activist, Ugochukwu Osuagwu , says the issuance of a certificate of asset verification and clearance to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai by the Code of Conduct Bureau, has put to rest the controversy over his alleged acquisition of property in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE).
The activist had championed the call for the verification of Buratai’s assets by the CCB.
He noted that the issuance of the verification certificate implied that Gen. Buratai has complied with all known laws in the country as regard assets declaration by public officers and is exempted from any liability of criminal prosecution.
The Bureau had on last Thursday in a statement by its Chairman, Sam Saba named Buratai among 15 public officers, whose assets had been verified and issued with the “certificate of conference verification.”
Osuagwu, noted that Buratai had set a good example by being the first COAS to direct all officers of the Nigerian Army to declare their assets and urged those, who before now, doubted the integrity of the Army Chief to desist from utterances capable of casting him and in a bad light.