In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, August, 2020

Nigerian Soldier Sentenced To 55 Years In Jail For Killing And Stealing Properties Belonging To WHO Employees (Picture)

Nigerian Soldier Sentenced To 55 Years In Prison For Killing And Stealing Properties Belonging To WHO Staff (Photo)

Babaginda Ibrahim

Babaginda Ibrahim

 

An Military Lance Corporal, Babangida Ibrahim has been given a complete of 55 years imprisonment for killing a Employees of the World Well being Organisation (WHO), working in Zamfara State and stealing his property.

 

The sentence was handed down by a Basic Courtroom Martial presided over by Main Basic PB Fekrogha on Wednesday.

 

The Courtroom Martial, which sat on the Command Officers Mess 1, Asokoro, Abuja, discovered Lance Corporal Ibrahim responsible on all 4 counts.

 

In keeping with Vanguard, for Depend One, Lance Corporal Ibrahim was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment, Depend 2, 5 years imprisonment, Depend three, 5 years imprisonment and Counts four, 5 years imprisonment. Nevertheless, Counts 2, three & four are to run concurrently.

 

In keeping with the information of the case, Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim, whereas on deployment on Operation Mesa to battle banditry in Zamfara State, at about 10 pm on August 11, 2014, with out justification, shot and killed Mr Bello Aliyu Abdullahi (WHO Employees) along with his private AK 47 rifle.

 

Thereafter, Lance Corporal Ibrahim at about four am, broke into the home of Mr Bello, situated at Gidan-Dari, Anka LGA, Zamfara State. He stole the Gionee E3 and a Nokia handset belonging to Mr Bello.

 

Lance Corporal Ibrahim additionally dishonestly took the Honda Accord automotive belonging Mr Bello with registration quantity TRK 414 AA, containing one Laptop computer pc and the sum of #6,000, which he subsequently moved to Kaduna the place his household resides and was utilizing the automotive as a private automotive earlier than investigators arrested him.

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Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim was charged on 4 counts and they’re Depend One, Committing Civil Offence, Culpable Murder by advantage of part 114 of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20, Legal guidelines of AFN 2004.

 

Depend 2, Home Breaking, punishable underneath part 110 (a) of Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 LFN 2004.

 

Depend three, Offence of Theft, opposite to part 286 of the penal code and punishable underneath part 287 of the penal code Cap P2 LFN 2004, triable by advantage of part 114 of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 LFN 2004.

 

Depend four, Theft, opposite to part 286 of the penal code and punishable underneath part 287 of the penal code Cap P 2, LFN 2004.

 

Members of the Basic Courtroom Martial are Main Basic PB Fakrogha, President, Brigadier Basic JO OchaiBrigadier Basic POE Pearse, Brigadier Basic EJ Ikomi, Brigadier Basic AL Okpodu, Brigadier Basic SD Makulo, Col MK Ibrahim, Col L Abubakar, Col MA Yusuf and Captain KC Ogili (Decide Advocate).

 

The Prosecution Council for the Nigerian Military was led by Main Dipreye Biambo whereas the Defence Counsel for the accused soldier was led by Barr. Felix Jimba.

 

The President of the GCM, nonetheless, disclosed that the judgment and sentence is topic to affirmation by the convening authority which is the Nigerian Military.

 

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