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Army probes murder of Lagos driver by persons in military uniform

The Nigerian Army has begun an investigation into the alleged killing of one Mr Lawal who was said to have been killed by some persons in military uniform on August 17, 2023.

The service also said efforts were ongoing to identify if the perpetrators are serving soldiers.

In a statement on Sunday,  the acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 81 Division NA, Lt. Col. Olabisi Ayeni,  promised that if the culprits are serving soldiers, they would be made to face the full wrath of both military and civil laws.

It read,  “The Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public that it has commenced investigation into an alleged killing of one Mr. Lawal who was said to have been killed by some persons in military uniform on August 17, 2023.

“In as much as information into the allegation is still scanty at the moment, being a responsible organisation, Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army considers it appropriate to bring the occurrence to public notice and the steps taken to identify the alleged persons in military uniform, believed to be soldiers and bring them to justice if truly they are serving soldiers.

“The Division is currently investigating in conjunction with the Nigerian Police Lagos State Command to unravel the identity of the alleged suspects and the circumstances surrounding the alleged unfortunate incident.

He added further that at the end of the investigation, if the suspects are identified as serving soldiers, they will be made to face the full wrath of both military and civil laws.

Ayeni urged the family of the deceased to be patient and wait till the outcome of the investigation.

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