The notorious Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh, first exposed by SaharaReporters for rigging the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections for current Governor Ayo Fayose, has been moved to a lackluster position at the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) of the Nigerian Army in Minna, Niger State.
Brigadier General Momoh was exposed as a fraud for accepting bribes and promises of a promotion from Governor Ayo Fayose, the former embattled Minister of Defense Musiliu Obanikoro, the former Governor of Osun State Iyiola Omisore, and the Minister of Police Jelili Adesiyan.
The audiotape revealed by SaharaReporters depicted these politicians bullying Brigadier General Momoh. Brigadier General Momoh admitted on the audiotape that he might begin to cry if Governor Fayose did not believe that he was trying very hard to rig the election for him.
It is believed that the TRADOC posting is the beginning of many punishments for Brigadier General Momoh. The whistleblower who revealed the audiotape, Captain Sagir Koli, said that Brigadier General Momoh disgraced and de-professionalized the Nigerian military. Other officers have said that they were embarrassed about how Brigadier General Momoh allowed himself to be emasculated by Governor Fayose, and that his conduct was not worthy of the uniform.
SaharaReporters attempted to contact Brigadier General Momoh to ask whether this was the promotion he was promised, but he hung up on our correspondent.