The United State Justice Department has demanded for the extradition of a Serving General in the Nigeria Army. The Justice Department gave the name of the General as Brigaider Charles Nengite.
Brigaider Charles is facing for multiple criminal charges bordering on conspiracy, money laundering and stealing of over $16m (6,208,000,000.00 in naira).
The Brigaider is indicted in a Maryland court on charges of money laundering and illegal transfer of over $16m to his wife’s bank USA account.
America authorities is relying on the extradition treaty between her and Nigeria to get the serving General, back on her soil to face multiple criminal charges level against him. It was gathered that Brigaider Charles was a very brilliant soldier and also the overall best student at USA Army War College, three years ago.
According to reliable sources,Charles was said to have benefitted billions of naira in contracts while he was serving as a Chief Security Officer to Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC).
However Mrs.Chizoba Nengite, his wife denied all the allegations and also said she’s not have any criminal case in the United State. Mrs. Chuzoba threatened to seek legal redress against sponsors or publishers of any “false information” against her.
Meanwhile around December last year it was reported that Brigaider Charles Nengite was arrested and detained by the Army hierarchy following the discovery of $16m in a bank account belonging to Mrs. Chizoba Nengite.
The Justice Department also invited Mrs Chizoba for questioning bordering on how she came about huge amount of money in her account with no credible information to establish the source of the money.
While Reacting to the allegations the lawyer to the embattled Brigaider wife, Mr. Taofik Adeleke denied reports that she was under investigation for money laundering by law enforcement agencies in the US.
His lawyer said: “False publication caused Mrs Nengite and her family a lot of undue embarrassment thus necessitating the need to refute the wrong information now in the public domain. We wish to state unequivocally on behalf of our client that the information is not true”.
Recalled that the Niger Delta Development Commission is currently under serious investigation as both the presidency and the senate has set up committees to investigation the alleged corruption and misappropriation of funds in the commission.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a forensic into the affairs of the Commission to reveal the true situation in the commission.