Soldier Sentenced To Death For Killing Boko Haram Militant
Lance Corporal Hillary Joel was convicted by the Army Court for killing the suspected terrorist during a cordon and search operation in Damboa local government area of the state.
The convict, according to the military court, caused the suspect’s death by setting him ablaze.
Similarly, the court sentenced Private Chima Samuel who was convicted for aiding and abetting murder of a minor, Yakubu Isah in Maiduguri to 15 years imprisonment.
Delivering judgement, the President of the Court, Brigadier General Olusegun Adeniyi announced the reduction in rank for Sergeant Samuel Balanga who was convicted for desertion and miscellaneous offences.
Trooper, Sunday Ogwuche, who was convicted for stealing and unlawful possession of 641 rounds of 7.62mm Special, was sentenced to 2 years and 5 months imprisonment.