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Nigerian Army Dismisses Two Soldiers For Alleged Theft At Dangote Refinery

ByHybrid News

Apr 23, 2024

The Nigerian Army has announced the dismissal of two soldiers following their involvement in the theft of armoured cables at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos. The incident, which took place on April 14, 2024, implicated Corporal Innocent Joseph and Lance Corporal Jacob Gani, who were found guilty of abandoning their posts and unauthorized possession of materials.

In a statement released on April 22, 2024, by Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, the army detailed the results of a rigorous investigation conducted in collaboration with the Dangote Refinery management. The investigation led to the soldiers being charged with failure to perform military duties and other civil offences under the Armed Forces Act.

The trial, which was conducted summarily in accordance with military laws, presented clear evidence against the accused, leading to their convictions. In line with its commitment to maintain high standards of professionalism, integrity, and discipline, the Nigerian Army has taken swift action by dismissing the soldiers from service and handing them over to relevant authorities for further prosecution.

This move reinforces the Army’s zero-tolerance policy towards misconduct and criminality within its ranks. Major General Nwachukwu reaffirmed the Army’s dedication to upholding integrity, discipline, and accountability, emphasizing the institution’s role in safeguarding national security and promoting peace and stability.

The Nigerian Army urges the public to continue supporting its efforts as it remains resolute in serving the nation with honor and dignity.

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