July 13, 2024

‘Drunk’ soldier kills Army General in Lagos


The Director of Finance of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Brigadier General O.A. James, has died from injuries he suffered after a corporal, Abayomi Ebun, believed to be drunk, hit him with a car.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the tragic incident happened at about 10:30p.m on Tuesday as Brigadier General James was walking to his residence inside the NAFRC barracks in Lagos.
A source said, “The general was trekking to his apartment inside the Barracks when he was hit and knocked down by the drunk soldier. “The soldier also resides inside the barracks and was seen driving recklessly before hitting the senior officer.”
The General was reportedly rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre after the incident where he was confirmed dead.
Corporal Abayomi Edun in detention.
The army corporal has since been arrested and is being detained by NAFRC provost marshals investigating the matter.
The spokesperson to the Force, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, is yet to comment on the incident as he did not answer and return calls as at the time of filling this report.
Until his death, Brigadier General James was a senior member of the Nigerian Army Finance Corps. He had bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance.

He was a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and held memberships of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Directors (MIoD), Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACTI), and the National Institute (mni).
He was decorated with the Meritorious Service Star (MSS) and Pass Staff College (PSC).

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