Killing of Okada Rider in Abia State/Army demotes dismisses Soldier/hand him to Police.
The Nigerian Army has dismissed a soldier, Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson for killing one Mr. Chimaobi Nwaogwu, an Okada Rider in Abia state over a dispute regarding #100 bribe even as he was demoted from the rank of Lance Corporal to a Private while he was also handed over to the Abia State Police Command to face prosecution
A statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Aliyu Yusuf said, “Reference to 82 Division Nigerian Army earlier press release dated 10th of August 2019 on the arrest of Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson who allegedly killed an Okada rider, Mr. Chimaobi Nwaogwu at Umoukereke Ngwa Community of Abia State on 7 August, 2019.
“In the press release Headquarters 82 Division assured the general public that the arrested soldier would be 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.
“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.