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Babangida bags 55yrs jailterm over death of WHO staff



Babangida bags 55yrs jailterm over death of WHO staff


A soldier in the Nigerian Army, Lance Corporal Ibrahim Babangida, on Wednesday sentenced a soldier to 55 years imprisonment over culpable homicide, burglary and theft.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the decision was taken by a General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Abuja.

Babangida was alleged to have killed one Mr. Bello Abdullahi Aliyu and also robbed his car, at Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, in 2014.

Aliyu, was then a staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO), in the State.

Corporal Babangida was also accused of stealing a mobile phone and N600,000 from various persons, on separate occasions.

Babangida bags 55yrs jailterm over death of WHO staff

President of the GMC, Maj. Gen. Priye Fakrogha, while reading the judgement after listening to the prosecuting and defence counsel said the accused soldier will serve a term of 40 years, in jail for homicide.

Gen. Fakrogha, further said Corporal Babangida will serve a prison term of five years concurrently for pleading guilty to the second, third and fourth charges.

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