A top appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari has been arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS).
The individual arrested is a member of the Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement.
Apparently, Air Commodore Umar Muhammed (rtd), was investigating arms procurement for which he too partook in.
A dependable source within DSS stated that Muhammed was fronting for some high ranking officials within the EFCC and security agencies.
To put this in perspective, Muhammad is investigating a criminal offence for which EFCC, who is also part of the investigation are party to.
DSS operatives stormed Muhammad’s house on Sunday located at No. 4 Lundi Close Off Mississipi Street in Maitama, Abuja.
After a five-hour search, the operatives found and seized the sum of $1.5 million dollars in cash and various high-end cars.
According to the source, “The DSS cordoned off his house in Maitama, where he is believed to be having meeting at the time they swooped on the residence.
“They searched his house at about 5p.m. on Sunday and did not leave until about 10p.m. where they found so much incriminating evidence.
“After the search at his Maitama residence, the sum of $1.5 million cash was discovered and about 18 luxury cars were taken away including Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Buggatti and many others.”
Muhammed is still being detained and interrogated by men of the DSS in Abuja.
Muhammed is one of the 13 members of the Presidential Arms Procurement Investigative Panel established by President Buhari last year.
Other members of the panel includes Air Vice Marshal J.O.N. Ode (rtd.); Rear Admiral J.A. Aikhomu (rtd); Rear Admiral E. Ogbor (rtd.); Brig Gen L. Adekagun (rtd.); Brig Gen M. Aminu-Kano (rtd.);
Other include Brig Gen N. Rimtip (rtd.); Commodore T.D. Ikoli; Air Commodore U. Mohammed (rtd.); Air Commodore I. Shafi’I; Col A.A. Ariyibi; Group Capt C.A. Oriaku; Mr. Ibrahim Magu (EFCC); and Brig Gen Y.I. Shalangwa – Secretary.