Rogue soldier who killed student arrested after resistance — Army

Rogue soldier who killed student arrested after resistance — Army


The Nigerian army says a soldier who allegedly killed a final year student of University of Calabar (UNICAL), has been arrested.

Gray Agbesu was on Friday shot dead by a serving soldier deployed on duty at the Calabar Correctional Service facility, according to reports.

Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations who made the announcement in a statement, however did not reveal the identity of the soldier.

He explained that the soldier whose name was nit disclosed who was apprehended while trying to evade arrest, is in the custody of the Military Police and would face judicial processes after the investigation.

The army spokesman also said the Commander 13-Brigade had also visited the scene of the incident and addressed the youths, assuring them of justice.

Nwachukwu also assured the family and the Community that the soldier will be duly investigated and made to face judicial processes as deemed appropriate by the law.

He said: “The Brigade Commander has also paid a visit to the family of the deceased, where he reiterated the Army’s resolve to ensure that the family gets justice over the killing of their son.

“The Commander has equally visited the Cross River State General Hospital, where the remains of the deceased was deposited”.

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