Borno CJTF suspends President over alleged misappropriation
The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Borno has suspended its President, Mr Lawan Ja’afar, over an allegation of misappropriation of vehicles donated to the organization by the State Government.
The suspension was announced by Malam Bashir Abbas, the Auditor General of the group, at a news conference in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Abbas said that the decision was reached after a series of meetings and deliberations by the leadership and members of the organization.
Citing Article 6 Rule 2 (vi) of the CJTF Constitution, he said the leadership unanimously decided to suspend Lawan Ja’afar, who is alleged to had misappropriated some Hilux vehicles given to the organization by the Borno government for operational purposes.
“He also diverted two other Hilux vehicles given to the organization by NNPCL for operational purposes too.
“The leadership is also announcing to the general public its decision pursuant to Article 6, Rule 1 of the CJTF Constitution, to appoint Baba Shehu Abdulganiyu as the acting President of the organization, who doubles as the Commander Sector 4 CJTF.
“Baba Shehu will be the leader of the organization till a substantive leader is appointed.
“The leadership has also decided to reinstate Babakura Mustapha, Mr. Abba Aji Kalli, Abba Tijjani Sadiq and Barr. Jibrin Tela Gunda who were suspended from 2022,” he said.
Reacting, Jafar said that his suspension cannot stand as five people cannot suspend him out of 27.
He dismissed the allegation that he diverted 13 Toyota Hilux vehicles donated by the Borno government, noting that the vehicles were sold to all members as scraps, which he also bought some of them. (NAN)