Wedding day killing: Army authorities vow to prosecute killer soldier

By The Citizen

The Authorities of the 4 Brigade Nigeria Army, Benin City, said it has arrested the soldier, who allegedly killed one Mrs. Akparobi Orobogha around Jakpa junction, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend.

The late woman, who was on her way to attend her daughter's wedding, was allegedly shot by one of the soldiers deplored to enforce the no movement restriction during the monthly Environmental Sanitation exercise.

The soldier alleged that the tricycle driver conveying the woman refused to stop when ordered to stop.

However, the Brigade in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Captain Jonah Unuakhalu, expressed regrets over the incident, saying that the soldiers concerned have been arrested and investigation is ongoing.

According to the statement, 'the soldier concerned has since been arrested and investigation is ongoing. The Brigade wishes to assure the general public that once investigation is concluded the finding will be made public and the soldier if found culpable will be prosecuted according to military law. Vanguard