N500 Billion IBB Defense Contract Fraud: Jonathan fires Dambazzau, Dike …Onovo, SSS Director, Gadzama also fired ...Ihejirika, Petinrin take over
President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Chief of Army Staff, General Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Chief of Air Staff,Air Marshall Paul Dike in what appears to be their indictment in the planned award of an inflated N500 Billion defense contract to General Ibrahim Babangida as exclusively reported by Pointblanknews.com
General OA Ihejirika takes over as Chief of Army Staff while Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin now takes over as Chief of Defence Staff. Air Vice Marshall M.D Umar takes over as Chief of Air Staff and Rear Admiral Ola Sahad is the new Chief of Naval Staff.
President Jonathan also sacked the Inspector General of police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo and the Director of State Security Service, SSS, Mr. Afakriya Gadzama. While Hafiz Ringim takes over from Onovo, Ita Ekpeyong takes over from Gadzama
However, it would be recalled that Pointblanknews.com had reported how the Army Chiefs led by General Dambazzau with support from Secretary to the Government Ahmed Yayale and Minister for Defense, Adetokunboh Kayode had attempted to award a N500 Billion defence contract to companies owned by General Babangida and Yayale.
The same contract had been awarded to the same companies,Suncraft and Doyatechcom in 2009 for N178 Billion according to documents obtained by Pointblanknews.com