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Nigerian Soldier Sentenced To 55 Years Imprisonment For Killing WHO Staff


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A Nigerian soldier identified as Lance Corporal Ibrahim Babaginda, has been sentenced to 55 years imprisonment by the General Court Martial sitting in Abuja over culpable homicide, burglary and theft.

It was alleged that the soldier killed one Bello Aliyu and also robbed his car, at Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, in 2014.

Aliyu before his death was a staff of the World Health Organization in the state.

The military man was also accused of stealing a mobile phone and N600,000 from various persons, on separate occasions.

President of the GMC, Priye Fakrogha, a major-general, 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.

He further stated that the soldier will serve a prison term of five years concurrently for pleading guilty to the second, third and fourth charges.