Nigerian Army General detained over $16m found in wife’s US account


The Nigerian Army has detained a Brigadier-General, Charles Nengite, after the discovery of $16 million in a bank account belonging to his wife by the United States.

It was reported that, Carles Nengite, has been detained by the Special Investigations Bureau, a department in the Nigerian Army that handles matters relating to fraud and money laundering.

The reports revealed that they arrest him after the Presidency directed both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Army authorities to investigate the matter upon receiving complaints from the United States Government.

According to news gathered by ’Daily Sun’, trouble started for the officer after the NFIA in the United States of America discovered the huge amount in his wife’s bank account in that country.

It was further added that the discovery, wife has arrested, after which the authorities wrote to the Presidency to furnish it with the occupation of her husband.

Upon the directives from the Presidency, the Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Butatai, ordered the SIB to take over the matter.

however, it was gathered by source that the wife was not arrested as the money was believed to have been proceeds from dirty deals while the officer was on secondment to the Niger Delta Development Commission between 2016 and 2019.

At the time of filing this report, the officer was still being held in the custody of the SIB in Abuja.

Source:- Daily Sun

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