A Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army, Lym Hassan, has reportedly been caught on tape making a threat against the life of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to a report by TheCable, Hassan, who was the coordinator of peace keeping at the Ministry of Defence, is currently facing a court-martial after his arraignment before a military court on October 30, 2017.
He was arraigned on two charges of spreading rumours about the president’s death and demanding $600,000 bribe from a defence contractor.
President Buhari had approved the sum of $1,464,750 on September 26, 2016, for the relocation and refurbishment of Level 2 Ministry Hospital under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) following a directive from the UN.
The president approved the same contract again on November 9, 2016, this time for the sum of $1,000,000, with the contract awarded to Opems Integrated Concepts Ltd in February 2017.