Army Retires Gen. Momoh For Complicity In Fayose’s Ekiti Election


The Nigerian Army has ordered Brig-Gen. Aliyu Momoh, who was indicted for complicity in the Ekiti State elections rigging allegations in 2014, on early retirement.

This was confirmed by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who also clarified that the word “resignation” does not exist in the Nigerian Army.

Usman clarified that “there's nothing like 'resign' in the Nigerian Army, but Yes he was retired.”

The Nigerian Army board of inquiry established to investigate the alleged misconduct of some military personnel during the 2014 and 2015 elections, had on January 11, 2016, released a report recommending the compulsory retirement of two officers including Momoh.

The Board also advised that three other officers be stripped of their command, while another was to face prosecution for collecting financial gratification.

The verdict, which was then confirmed by Usman in a statement, which did not mention the names of the indicted officers, gave a clue that Momoh, who was accused of accepting bribes to rig the last governorship election in Ekiti State in favour of Governor Ayo Fayose, was the main culprit.