By Tarkaa David |
Nigerian Army has said Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima who was arrested for kidnap and murder of a neighbour’s child was dismissed in 2013.
Galadima is alleged to be involved in the murder of his neighbour’s child after collecting N5million ransom.
The director, Army Public Relations Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima said Galadima was not a personnel of Nigerian Army as at April 2021 when he committed the alleged crime.
He said the suspect after dismissal got a job with Kaduna State Environmental Services as a cleaner.
In a statement he issued yesterday, Yerima said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video which has gone viral on the social media alleging that a soldier, Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima, was involved in an alleged case of kidnap and murder of his neighbour’s child after collecting the sum of N5m as ransom.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the information contained in the video is not true.
“Contrary to the claim, Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima was duly dismissed from the Nigerian Army in 2013 after a General Court Marsld in Kaduna had found him guilty.
“His last unit was 2 Provost Group where he was involved in a case of attempted murder leading to his arrest and prosecution before the General Court Marshal in Kaduna. After his dismissal, Adamu found his way to Kaduna State Environmental Services where he secured a job as a cleaner.
He is therefore not a personnel of Nigerian Army as at April 2021 when he committed the alleged crime,” Yerima said