Army Dismisses Two Soldiers Allegedly Involved in Theft of Armoured Cables at Dangote Refinery Premises

The Nigerian Army has dismissed two soldiers Corporal Innocent Joseph and Lance Corporal Jacob Gani who are alleged involved in theft of armoured cables at the Dangote Refinery premises on 14th April 2024,  with immediate effect and handed over to relevant authorities for further prosecution. 

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a press statement on Monday that this decisive action is a demonstration of Nigerian Army's zero-tolerance for misconduct and criminality within its ranks

General Nwachukwu noted that this decisive action underscores the Nigerian Army NA's resoluteness in maintaining its institutional integrity and reputation.

He explained that this is sequel to a thorough investigation conducted in collaboration with the management of the company, the two soldiers were found to have abandoned their duty post and to be in unauthorized possession of the materials. 

He pointed out that, they were both charged for Failure to Perform Military Duties punishable under section 57, sub section (1) and Other Civil Offences punishable under section 114, sub section (1) of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20, the Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. 

They were summarily tried. During the trial, the evidence against them was presented and they were given the opportunity to present their cases and defend themselves, but were however found guilty of the charges levelled against them in accordance with military laws. 

The Nigerian Army reassures the general public of its dedication to upholding integrity, discipline and accountability at all levels. "We remain resolute in our duty to protect and serve the nation with honor and dignity.

"We urge the public to continue to support our efforts in safeguarding national security and promoting peace and stability across the nation."he said

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