A soldier in the Nigerian army has been sentenced to 55 years imprisonment by a General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Abuja on Wednesday for burglary, homicide and theft.
The soldier, Lance corporal Ibrahim Babangida, was reported to have killed and robbed the car of one Mr. Bello in Anka local government area of Zamfara state in 2014, who worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the time of the incident, According to PMNigeria.
The soldier was also accused of the theft of a mobile device and 600,000 naira at different times.
President of the GMC, Maj. Gen. Priye Fakrogha, while reading the judgment after listening to the prosecuting and defence counsel, said the accused soldier will serve a term of 40 years in jail for homicide.
Fakrogha further said Corporal Babangida will serve a prison term of five years concurrently for pleading guilty to the second, third and fourth charges.
According to PRNigeria the GCM’s verdict is subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Army Council Authority.