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Published On: Tue, May 3rd, 2016

Wedding Day Killing: Army Authorities Vow to Prosecute Soldier Involved

LAGOS MAY 3RD (URHOBOTODAY)-THE Authorities of the 4 Brigade Nigeria Army, Benin City, said it has arrested the soldier, who allegedly killed one Mrs. Akparobi Orobogha around Jakpa junction, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend.
The late woman, who was on her way to attend her daughter’s wedding, was allegedly shot by one of the soldiers deplored to enforce the no movement restriction during the monthly Environmental Sanitation exercise.
The soldier alleged that the tricycle driver conveying the woman refused to stop when ordered to stop. However, the Brigade in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Captain Jonah Unuakhalu, expressed regrets over the incident, saying that the soldiers concerned have been arrested and investigation is ongoing.
According to the statement, “the soldier concerned has since been arrested and investigation is ongoing. The Brigade wishes to assure the general public that once investigation is concluded the finding will be made public and the soldier if found culpable will be prosecuted according to military law.

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  1. Jere Hilary Jere Hilary says:

    I praise the Nigerian Army for this. I know the trigger happy soldier will be dismissed at the end of trial. However, the rest of them in that team should be sent to maiduguri to display their talent.

    It would have been good for that “sharp shooter” soldier to be sent to Maiduguri for the clearance exercise going on while waiting for the final decision from the Army.

    This would make all of them have value for life and see it as a gift and not as something that could be wasted at will.

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