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Nigerian Army Sacks Alleged Soldier For Killing Commercial Bike Driver

The Nigerian Army has sacked an alleged killer of a commercial bike driver. Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson was dismissed on Wednesday, August 21 to pave the way for his prosecution.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army dismissed Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Chimaobi Nwogu, at Umoukereke Ngwa in Obingwa local government area of Abia.

The Army made the announcement in a statement by its deputy director, public relations of the division, Col Aliyu Yusuf, in Enugu.

Yusuf stated that Johnson had been handed over to the police command in Abia for prosecution. The suspect had on August 7, reportedly killed Nwogu for reportedly failing to drop N100 at a military checkpoint.

The commercial driver died on the spot. The soldier was later arrested and tried in accordance with extant rules and regulations of the Nigerian Army.

According to Yusuf, Johnson has been charged, tried and reduced to the rank of a private before his dismissal from service.

 

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