Military Court Sentences Army General To 7 years Imprisonment for Fraud

In Abuja, a Special Military Court issued a seven-year prison sentence to the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Army Properties Limited, Maj. Gen. Umaru Mohammed, after he was convicted on 14 out of 18 charges, including stealing, forgery, misappropriation, and conspiracy. Mohammed had allegedly embezzled $1.04 million during his tenure as NAPL GMD from May 7, 2019, to June 24, 2021. He was also accused of instructing Maj.

Usman and another individual, who is currently at large, to collect money from ship owners in dollars. Additionally, he was implicated in the misappropriation of N74 million from the company’s account on August 22, 2019.

The court also ordered him to repay $2,178,900 and N1.65 billion to NAPL, citing relevant legal provisions from the Criminal Code Act and Armed Forces Act.

He said the court handed out the sentence after due consideration of the plea for mitigation by the defence counsel.

Myam said: “These sentences of this special court-martial are all to run concurrently and are subject to the confirmation of the confirming authority.

“This sentence is dated this day, the 10th of October 2023, and the court is hereby adjourned Sine die.”