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Soldier jailed 55 years for robbing, killing a WHO staff in Zamfara

Army Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim has been sentenced to 55 years imprisonment by a General Court Martial in Abuja on Wednesday for killing a World Health Organisation worker, Bello Abdullahi, in Zamfara State and stealing his property.

The convict was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment on count one and was given an additional five years on count two, three, and four. The terms are to run concurrently.

The court heard that Ibrahim, while on deployment on Operation Mesa to fight banditry in Zamfara State, at about 10 pm on August 11, 2014, without justification, shot and killed Abdullahi with his AK47 rifle.

He also broke into Abdullahi’s apartment located at Gidan-Dari, Anka LGA, Zamfara State, and stole his phones.

The soldier equally took away a Honda Accord car belonging to the deceased containing one laptop computer and N6,000, which he drove to Kaduna where his family resides and was using it before investigators arrested him.

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