General Momoh, who reportedly oversaw the fraud of the 2014 Ekiti gubernatorial election, is fired by the army. Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh, who reportedly oversaw the fraud of the 2014 gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, has been fired by the Nigerian Army.

During the recently concluded Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, the United States, the Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan Ali, informed the news outlet that Mr. Momoh's military career had been terminated after the report of a military panel that investigated the unprofessional conduct of officers and soldiers during the elections in Ekiti and Osun State indicted him alongside other soldiers.

Major General Adeniyi Oyebade

The commission of investigation, presided up by Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, issued "far-reaching recommendations" to aid the army's future participation in civil elections. The board interviewed 62 commanders, over 100 troops, and 62 citizens before making its recommendations. The board recommended forcing two army commanders to retire, according to the statement.


General Momoh

Additionally, it suggested that three officers lose their command, while another suggested that they be prosecuted for seeking financial gain. The board also recommended adding 15 officials to a watch list while referring nine others for further examination by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission due to suspicions of wrongdoing against them. The board also recommended that 62 officers (mainly Majors-below in level) get letters of disapproval and attend before their respective General Officers Commanding for counseling. Six officers are to go before an audit committee.

Goodluck Jonathan

 The panel was established in response to the publication of a video recording by Captain Sagir Koli of its Intelligence Corps, which revealed steps taken to rig the June 21, 2014 election in Ekiti State by Mr. Momoh, his commanding officer, and other senior members of the Goodluck Jonathan government.

Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, Aliyu Momoh, a general, and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party Andy Uba and Iyiola Omisore conspired to rig the 2014 election in Ekiti State, according to the video recording. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defense. Jelili Adesiyan, a former minister of police affairs. When Mr. Koli learned that the army was planning to arrest him, he was forced into hiding. However, the army had his younger brother, a 15-year-old secondary school student, seized, held, and tortured.


As Mr. Koli refused to come out of hiding to verify the footage, former President Goodluck Jonathan declined to look into the video. Additionally, the army attested to Mr. Momoh's retirement. General Momoh and others have retired from the Army, according to Sani Usman, the army's spokesperson, who was speaking to the Punch newspaper. AD Kogi According to the publication, colonel Usman declined to provide more information. The former army spokeswoman, Brigadier-General Olajide Laleye, was another senior officer who retired on the panel's advice, according to The Punch.

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