Trooper Azunna Maduabuchi Sentenced To Death By Firing Squad
Court sentences Nigerian soldier to death by firing squad for killing colleague
The court-martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State capital has sentenced Trooper Azunna Maduabuchi to death by firing squad.
Maduabuchi was sentenced for killing the adjutant of his unit, one Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi.
Trooper Maduabuchi was arraigned for murder after shooting Lieutenant Ngorgi in July 2020 at close range in Bama Local Government of Borno State for refusing to grant him a welfare pass.
He was on Tuesday sentenced to death by firing squad after he was found guilty at the court session held at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.
Four other soldiers arraigned for manslaughter were sentenced to various years of imprisonment. Sergeant Sani Ishaya was sentenced to four years, Bidemi Fabiyi sentenced to two years while Private Musa Bala and Private Abdulraheed Adamu were sentenced to one-year imprisonment.
Another soldier Mohammed Kudu was sentenced to three years imprisonment shooting a 12-year-old boy at a wedding.
Lance Corporal Aja Emmanuel arraigned for a lone charge of assault has been de-ranked and now a private soldier.
The arraignment and sentencing of the erring soldiers is in accordance with Section 106 of the Armed Forces Act.
EDITORS NOTE: This boy didn’t do well by shooting his superior but if FG can forgive bokoharam that have been killing our citizens and soldiers, why not forgive the boy instead Send him to life in prison.
We are also constrained to say that frustration and marginalization gave rise for the young Igbo Soldier to shoot his Superior. Something must have prompted that. Maybe he has been trying severally to obtain a pass and travel go see his people but the wicked soldier won’t agree to give him a pass and perhaps he was giving others especially those his brothers from the North. I strongly believe the Igbo guy was feeling so aggrieved, bittered and grossly shortchanged hence the reason he took it upon himself to do the most irrational and unreasonable thing. Perhaps he had been pushed to the wall for so long and has no other option than to revolt.
Na only God go judge our present crop of leaders in this country.