Soldier arrested for killing final year varsity student

July 12, 2021

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Soldier arrested for killing final year varsity student

Posted by News Express | 12 July 2021 | 175 times

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•Soldiers in the streets of Umuahia, Abia state



No soldier killed by unknown gunmen in Abia-Army

…Brigade Commander assures Community, soldier would face due process of law

The Nigerian Army said in Sunday that it has apprehended a serving soldier who is accused of killing a finale year Student of the University of Calabar saying it has equally institutied an investigation intọ the allegations.

Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu made this known in a statement titled, ‘Nigerian Army Institutes Investigation Intọ Attleged Killing of a FinaleYear Student of University of Calabar’.

It said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video alleging the killing of a final year student of the University of Calabar, Mr Gray Agbesu, on Friday 9 July 2021 by a serving soldier deployed on duty at the Calabar Correctional Service facility.

“On receiving the information, the soldier was apprehended by own troops, while trying to flee out of the town to evade arrest.

“He is currently in the custody of the Military Police and investigation has commenced to ascertain the circumstances that led to the killing of the student.

“The Commander 13 Brigade has visited the scene of the incident and addressed the youths.

“He assured them of the commitment of Nigerian Army authorities towards ensuring that justice prevails in the unfortunate incident.

“The Brigade Commander has also paid a visit to the family of the deceased, where he reiterated the Army’s resolve to ensure that the family gets justice over the killing of their son.

“The Commander has equally visited the Cross River State General Hospital, where the remains of the deceased was deposited.

“The Nigerian Army remains a disciplined and professional organization and will not condone such unprofessional conduct by any of its personnel.

“The Nigerian Army will continue to operate within the ambit of the law, hence, would not tolerate any act of infringement on the fundamental human rights of citizens by its personnel.

“We assure the family and the community, that the soldier will be duly investigated and made to face judicial processes as deemed appropriate by the law.”(Text excluding headline from Vanguard)


Source: News Express

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