Thursday, 23 February 2017
Nigerian Army jails a soldier with hard labour for assaulting a civilian
The Nigerian Army has jailed one Pvt. Suleiman Olamilekan to 28 days, in prison, with hard labour for allegedly assaulting a Nollywood actress, Ebere Ohakwe.
Spokesman of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in Port Harcourt, Col. Aminu Iliyasu said, on Thursday, that the soldier would also forfeit his one month salary to the Federal Government.
He said the unprofessional conduct of the soldier contravened the army’s uncompromising stance to indiscipline and disobedience to both civilian and military laws.
“The 6 Division Nigerian Army has charged, tried and found Private Suleiman Olamilekan of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt guilty of the maltreatment of Miss Ebere Ohakwe.
“Olamilekan was accordingly sentenced to 28 days imprisonment with hard labour and the forfeiture of his salary for the same number of days to the Federal Government.
“Investigation commenced after the General Office Commanding 6 Division, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh ordered the immediate arrest of the soldier and his Guard Commander for investigation and disciplinary action.
“We wish to assure the general public that proactive measure have been put in place to forestall a re-occurrence of such misconduct in the future,” he assured.
Iliyasu urged residents of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states to report any such misconduct from its personnel to the 6 Division headquarters in Port Harcourt.
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