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Army dismisses motorcyclist killer soldier in Abia

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THE 82 Division, Nigerian Army has fired Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Mr Chimaobi Nwogu, at Umoukereke, Ngwa in Obingwa Local Government Area, Abia State.

Deputy Director, Public Relations of the division, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, made this known in a statement issued in Enugu yesterday.

According to the statement, Johnson had been handed over to the police command in Abia for prosecution.

Report has it that the suspect had on Aug. 7, 2019 allegedly shot Nwaogu for reportedly failing to drop N100 at a military checkpoint, killing him on the spot.

The army later arrested him and, according to Yusuf, he was tried in accordance with extant rules and regulations of the Nigerian Army.

“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,” he further stated.

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