An Army Lance Corporal identified as Babangida Ibrahim has been sentenced to 55 years in prison by a general court-martial in Abuja for killing a World Health Organization staff, Bello Abdullahi, and stealing his property in Zamfara State.
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.