Nigerian Army has dismissed Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson, who was accused of killing an okada rider, Chimaobi Nwaogu in Umuokereke Ngwa, Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
Recall that Johnson was arrested for allegedly ending the life of the okada man on August 7 when he refused to give out N100 at a military checkpoint at Ohanze area.
In a statement by the Brigade Commander, it was stated that the killer-soldier has been demoted from the rank of Lance Corporal to Private and dismissed from the Army.
“The Army promised to do everything possible to fish out the culprit of the unfortunate incident. We had already conducted our investigations and we have, in line with extant military rule, tried the identified culprit.
“For reasons in line with our rules which he flouted by abandoning his duty location, we have reduced him in rank from Lance Corporal to Private. We have also dismissed him from the Nigerian Army for not acting professionally.
“We are now handing him over to the state Police Command to conduct investigations and if culpable, should be tried in line with laws of the land.”