Military guards attached to a former Director of Nigerian Navy Accounts, Rear Admiral Tahir Yusuf (retd.), on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been withdrawn.
SaharaReporters had reported how Yusuf ordered military officers to assault a man (name withheld) thinking he was a staff member of SaharaReporters.
Sources said Yusuf told the military guards to assault the young man when he saw him holding a phone during the execution of a court order directing Yusuf to release motorcycles, a tricycle and a Toyota Corolla vehicle he forcefully took from his wife’s bakery in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The naval officers were led by an officer identified as Adamu.
A magistrate court in Kaduna State had earlier ordered the release of the motorcycles and car taken from Bitmas Bakery Limited in Zaria but Yusuf has refused to obey the court order.
Sources said the military officer who is currently wanted by the EFCC for alleged N2billion corruption, sneaked into Nigeria in October 2021 after he illegally obtained a passport with the help of some corrupt government officials through Niger Republic.
He was said to have stormed the bakery with military officers and taken the vehicle, motorcycles and others found in it to his house.
Court documents seen by SaharaReporters show an order had been given to the fugitive to release the vehicle, motorcycles and tricycle.
However, since the court ruling on October 25, he has not released them to the owners.
“The military authorities have backed down in supporting him in carrying out his criminal acts. He now uses vigilantes and thugs,” a source told SaharaReporters.
Saharareporters, new York