How Army Commander in Borno Asks for Promotion Bribe, Includes Names of Dead Officers on Promotion List – Source
A soldier from the 145 Battalion in Damasak, Maiduguri, Borno State, alleged that the battalion commander, Lt. Col. SA Ochalla, asked the soldiers to pay a sum of 40,000 naira each before their names could be released. be included on the promotion list.
According to him, the commander also included the names of soldiers who have died since 2017 on the promotion list to make room for the inclusion of the names of those who have not yet been promoted but who could afford the bribe. -wine.
Speaking to SaharaReporters on Friday, the soldier urged Nigerian army personnel to travel to the city of Damasak to further investigate the matter.
He said some of the battalion’s soldiers who had been deployed to the area for six years and had to be promoted were not counted because they were unable to pay the bribe.
He said: âMy commander made a list of soldiers for promotion, but he refused to include the names of the soldiers who refused to pay him 40,000 naira.
âIt’s not even about the money. There are soldiers who have been here for six years in this forest and they were not on the promotion list. By now they should have had a special promotion, but they didn’t get anything like that.
âNow that they’re due for promotion, it includes the names of those who aren’t even due for promotion because they paid. Some of the names on the list belong to those who even died.
âThe military headquarters intelligence office should come and investigate this man and his clerk, so that he can explain how the name of someone who died in 2016, 2017 is on the promotion list. The army headquarters office should come and investigate this.