A soldier who was arrested for armed robbery in Abia State has been dismissed by the military authority
The Nigerian Army authorities have dismissed a soldier who was arrested in Abia State for armed robbery two weeks ago.
The soldier, Lance Corporal Itugbu Augustine Omorodion of 14 Brigade, Ohafia, in the state, was reportedly nabbed after he robbed a young man on his way to deposit the sum of N250,000 for his boss, while armed with a dagger.
The young man who was identified as Ebuka, raised the alarm and some mobile policemen on patrol swiftly responded and got him arrested.
Omorodion's dismissal was announced after a court martial at the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army. Captain Sydney Mgbemena who spoke on behalf of the Brigade, revealed that investigations conducted on the soldier indicated that he was granted pass to travel to Benin in Edo State to see his family.
“It was, however, established that rather than proceed to Benin, the soldier proceeded to Aba, wearing the Nigerian Army camouflage uniform, which contravenes Nigerian Army’s standing instruction in respect of the use of uniforms when not on official duty.
Consequently, the soldier was charged, tried, found guilty and subsequently dismissed from service in line with the provision of the Armed Forces Act Caps A20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”
The uniformed robber was therefore handed over to police for further necessary action.