Army dismiss soldiers who allegedly stole armoured cables at Dangote Refinery 

CITIZENS COMPASS–The Nigerian Army has dismissed two soldiers, who allegedly stole armoured cables at Dangote refinery, Lagos State.

They were Corporal Innocent Joseph and Lance Corporal Jacob Gani, who were arrested on April 14, and dismissed after being found guilty during a summary trial.
Army spokesperson, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

According to the spokesperson, after investigations conducted in collaboration with the company, the soldiers were found to have abandoned their duty post and in unauthorised possession of the materials.

He said: “Subsequently, they were charged with Failure to Perform Military Duties punishable under section 57, subsection (1) and Other Civil Offences punishable under section 114, subsection (1) of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20, the Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“As a demonstration of the Army’s zero-tolerance for misconduct and criminality within its ranks, the soldiers have been dismissed from the Army with immediate effect and handed over to relevant authorities for further prosecution.”

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