My family already owned property in Dubai before I became chief of army staff - Buratai

My family already owned property in Dubai before I became chief of army staff - Buratai

- Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has opened up on owning properties in Dubai

- Buratai in a recent interview said his family has the money to afford a property in Dubai

- He said he invested in the property as far back as 2013

The Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Tukur Buratai has said that his family invested in a property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, before his appointment.

Buratai, speaking in an interview with BBC Hard Talk on Tuesday, July 4, said his family conducts its private business and has the money to afford a property in Dubai.

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He said: “Substantial property is just an investment; my family do their own private business. They should afford to have such property in Dubai.

“The type of property you are talking about is not the ones people are talking about.

“The property I invested was far back as 2013 before I became the chief of army staff, I never dreamt of becoming the chief of army staff and people are accusing me as if it is today.”

Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that Buratai said the release of the second batch of the 82 Chibok girls recently was a political decision and not one taken by the Nigerian Army.

According to Buratai, the Nigerian Army has performed its own roles for the safe passage of the abducted Chibok girls.

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Last year army spokesperson, Sani Usman acknowledged that Buratai’s family owned two property in Dubai, stressing that the acquired property was paid for in installments by the family through personal savings three years earlier.

NAIJ.com previously reported that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) disclosed details about Buratai's $1.5m mansions in Dubai.

The bureau stated that army boss had earlier declared the mansions in his wife's name.

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Source: Naij.com

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