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Shocking: Over $1m Cash Recovered In Commodore’s House

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 21, (THEWILL) – The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has revealed that over $1.30million cash was recovered from the Abuja home of Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (rtd), a member of the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces.

According to Shuaibu Labaran, a lawyer representing the office of the SGF, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed Umar's home, conducted a search and recovered $1,030,000 cash and other currencies at the military officer's residence.

Labaran, while making his opening remark, as the lead prosecution lawyer in the trial of Mohammed and his firm, EasyJet Integrated Services Limited, before Justice John Tsoho, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, said some sensitive official documents and two pump action guns (marked: SBSG Magnum 397 and SBGS Interpress 09-1573) were also recovered during the search.

Labaran also told the court that the prosecution has complied with the order for Umar's release from DSS' custody, having fulfilled his bail condition, following which he applied to make the opening statement.

Lead defence lawyer, Hassan Liman (SAN), confirmed Umar's release from the DSS custody saying he was released on December 2.

Story by Oputah David