Some landlords in the Babban Saura area of Kaduna State have accused Captain Sahabi Mohammed, an officer of the Nigerian Army currently serving in Ilorin, Kwara State, of issuing several threats; forcing them to sell their houses to him.
The house owners disclosed that many of them had yielded to the demands of the army captain out of fear of being victimised; considering his position and, influence in the military.
But despite reporting the situation to various government agencies; including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since 2020. Nothing has been done to tame the excesses of Mohammed.
Army officer owns ten exotic cars
According to them, the army captain had taken over most of the houses on Sale Street in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State; while making efforts to acquire more property within the area.
“He wanted to buy a house near him recently, but the woman, who owns the house told him that she will not sell.
Thereafter, he threatened; and told her that if she didn’t sell the house to him, anything could happen to her.
Before she realised what was happening; and moved her things out of the place, the army officer brought in bulldozers to demolish the house.
“How can a young captain in the army own so many houses and cars plus money?
Revealing that the source of wealth of Captain Mohammed was questionable; another landlord in the area, wondered how the army officer made money to buy 10 luxury cars, including recent models of Lexus, Mercedes Sports Utility Vehicle, Mercedes GLK, Mercedes E350, power bike; and other expensive automobiles.
“Recently, one of his neighbours noticed two SUVs offloading three sacks and, in the process, one fell and money spilt out of it.
When the soldier realised that the neighbour had seen the huge amount of money in the sack, he immediately told him to name his price, that he wanted to buy his house.
soldier forced the man to sell the house
“We don’t know how much he paid but; the soldier forced the man to sell the house to him: Ensured he moved out of the community.
That is how powerful the soldier is and; he has continued that style to intimidate, and blackmail landlords into selling their houses to him,” another landlord in the community said.
Berating the EFCC, army authorities and other government agencies; for doing nothing about Mohammed’s high-handedness, despite receiving petitions from members of the Kaduna community.
authorities keep mute
“We have sent a petition to the EFCC since August 2020 and copied the Nigerian Defence Headquarters, State House, Aso Villa, Abuja, and Department at State Services Headquarters without any action taken on the matter.
“We wonder why the authorities have kept mute about the activities of Captain Mohammed; and how he has been threatening every house owner close to his property in Kaduna.
“The authorities must do something fast about this issue before things get out of hand,” a leader in Babban Saura neighbourhood in Kaduna said.