The business premises of Karkatar Construction Company, which belonged to Mr Robert Azibaola, cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan has been taken over by the Nigerian Army. The army, on Friday, took over the business premises of the construction company, chasing away its staff and refusing to allow them resume work on Saturday. The army spokesman, Colonel A.K. Usman said that the company was occupying a land that belonged to the army, adding that it would not be allowed to retain the land. The military, around 8.00 pm last Friday, took over the premises of the construction company, which is handling the provision of infrastructure facilities to Maitama Extension, a district that houses the proposed official residences of the vice president and the principal officers of the National Assembly.
The spokesman of Karkatar Construction Company, Austin Ekeinde, confirming the incident said, “I can confirm to you that armed military men have taken over our site in Maitama and we have asked our workers to go back to their respective homes till further notice while we try to get clarification from the military authorities on their provocative action.” Recall the EFCC had charged Robert Azibaola and One-Plus, to court for allegedly receiving a $40 million security contract from the office of Col onel Dasuki. Robert Azibaola has however been granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja.