A General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Abuja yesterday has sentenced a soldier to 55 years imprisonment over culpable homicide, burglary and theft in Zamfara State.
Lance Corporal Ibrahim Babangida, was alleged to have killed one Mr. Bello Abdullahi Aliyu a staff of World Health Organisation (WHO) and also dispossessed the victim of his car, at Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, in 2014.
Corp. Babangida, was also accused of stealing a mobile phone and N600,000 from various persons, on separate occasions.
President of the GMC, Maj. Gen. Priye Fakrogha, while reading the judgment after listening to the prosecuting and defence counsel, said the accused soldier will serve a term of 40 years, in jail for homicide.
Gen. Fakrogha, further said Corporal Babangida will serve a prison term of five years concurrently for pleading guilty to the second, third and fourth count charges filed against him.
He however, said the GCM’s verdict is subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Army Council Authority.