Army Dismisses Soldiers Caught Stealing Cables At Dangote Refinery

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The Nigerian Army has dismissed two soldiers caught on April 14, 2024, for stealing armoured cables at Dangote Refinery premises in Lagos.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Major Onyema Nwachukwu, said the soldiers, identified as Corporal Innocent Joseph and Lance Corporal Jacob Gani were summarily tried and dismissed after a thorough investigation.

Nwachukwu said following a thorough investigation conducted in collaboration with management of the company, the two soldiers were found to have abandoned their duty post to be in unauthorised possession of the materials.

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

“During the trial evidence against them was presented and they were allowed to present their cases and defend themselves but were however found guilty of the charges levelled against them in accordance with military laws”, he said.

He said in a demostration of the NA’s zero tolerance for misconduct and criminality within its ranks., “The two soldiers have been dismissed from the NA with immediate effect and handed over to relevant authority for further prosecution”.

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The Army spokesman said the decisive actions underscores the Nigerian Army’s decisiveness in maintaining its institutional integrity and reputation.

He further reassured the general public of NA’s dedication to upholding integrity, discipline and accountability at all levels.

“We remain resolute in our duty to protect and serve the nation with honour and dignity,” Nwachukwu assured.

-9News Nigeria.

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