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Soldier sentenced to 55 years imprisonment for killing, robbing a WHO staff

A soldier identiifed as Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim has been sentenced to 55 years imprisonment for killing and robbing a world health orbanisation (WHO) staff.

The judgement took place in a General Court Martial in Abuja on Wednesday for killing a World Health Organisation worker, Bello Abdullahi, in Zamfara State and stealing his property. The convict was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment on count one and was given an additional five years on count two, three, and four. The terms are to run concurrently.

The court heard that Ibrahim, while on deployment on Operation Mesa to fight banditry in Zamfara State, at about 10 pm on August 11, 2014, without justification, shot and killed Abdullahi with his AK47 rifle. He also broke into Abdullahi’s apartment located at Gidan-Dari, Anka LGA, Zamfara State, and stole his phones.

The soldier equally took away a Honda Accord car belonging to the deceased containing one laptop computer and N6,000, which he drove to Kaduna where his family resides and was using it before investigators arrested him.

Ade Yinka

Adeyinka is an entertainment and fashion content writer with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of English language from Lagos State University (LASU, Ojo). She obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, write, surf the internet, listen to music and hang out with friends.

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