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Nigerian Army dismisses soldier for allegedly killing okada rider

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Nigerian Army has dismissed Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson, the soldier who allegedly killed an okada rider identified as Mr Chimaobi Nwaogwu at Umoukereke Ngwa Community of Abia State on 7 August, 2019.

The Army said the soldier was on Wednesday handed over to the Police Force, Abia State Command for further necessary action.

Colonel Aliyu Yusuf, the Deputy Director
Army Public Relations , 82 Division Nigerian Army  in a statement recalled that the Division had on 10th August assured that the soldier will be arrested and tried according to extant rules and regulations of the Nigerian Army and if found wanting appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against him.

“Consequently, the Division wishes to inform the general public that the soldier was dully charged, tried and reduced to the rank of a private, subsequently dismissed from Service and is hereby formally handed over to the Nigerian Police Force, Abia State Command today Wednesday the 21st of August 2019 for further necessary action”, Yusuf stated.

He added that the 82 Division will not condone any act of Lawlessness and unprofessional conduct from any of its personnel, and wherever that happens, decisive action will surely be taken against erring personnel.

“Nigerian Army will continue to assist in the protection of  lives and property of all Nigerians as provided for in the constitution of the country”, he said.


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