Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim has been sentenced to 55 years imprisonment after being found guilty of robbing and killing a World Health Organization (WHO) staff, Bello Abdullahi Aliyu in Gidan Darib, Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The convict broke into Bello’s house after he had killed him on August 11, 2014, stole his Honda Accord car with some other valuables for his personal use and fled to Kaduna with his family where he was arrested upon investigation.
Ibrahim was found guilty of four charges after being arraigned before Major General PB Fekrogha who presided over the General Court Martial at the Command Officers Mess 1, Asokoro, Abuja.
He was found guilty of civil offence culpable homicide; housebreaking and theft which are punishable under section 114 of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20, Laws of AFN 2004.
For count one, he was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. For count two, he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. And count three and four which are to run concurrently to five years imprisonment.
Count two, housebreaking, punishable under section 110 (a) of Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 LFN 2004.
Count three, offence of theft, contrary to section 286 of the penal code and punishable under section 287 of the penal code Cap P2 LFN 2004, triable by virtue of section 114 of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 LFN 2004.
Count four, Theft, contrary to section 286 of the penal code and punishable under section 287 of the penal code Cap P 2, LFN 2004.
The judgment and sentence are however subject to confirmation by the convening authority which is the Nigerian Army.