Army discover N600 million in orange seller’s bank account
konknaijaboy | On 21, May 2013
The military has advised the media to be objective and not to take sides with criminals. This statement was made by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major-General Garba Wahab while addressing newsmen on the activity of the military in dislodging insurgent elements from terrorism trouble-spots in his area of command.
He disclosed that the army recently arrested an orange seller believed to be a Boko Haram spy with over N600 million in his account lodged within a period of three months.
According to him, “When we stop those who are hawking and carrying wheelbarrow, and we said we want to check, people will shout, ‘Why are you disturbing the average person?’ And I give you example; we arrested somebody here called mai lemu (orange seller) in Kawo here. And in three months when we checked through his account, over 600 million naira has passed through that man’s account, and he sells orange here by Kawo bridge.
“He is there as a lookout. He is like a spy. He looks around, gets information and feeds these guys, says this is what is happening. That is why I said we are not dealing with idiots. We are dealing with people who have one or two guys working and thinking, and giving them information. And we know that before they attack they must look at the softest locations,” he reportedly said.