The Soldier is in the custody of the military and would face judicial processes after investigations
The Nigerian Army has arrested a soldier in connection with the alleged killing of a final year student of the University of Calabar.
This was confirmed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu who said the army has begun an investigation into the allegations.
According to Daily Post, Mr. Gray Agbesu, the deceased was killed on Friday, July 9 by a soldier who was deployed on duty at the Calabar Correctional Service facility.
The name of the soldier remains unknown.
Mr. Nwachukwu said the soldier is in the custody of the Military Police and would face judicial processes after the investigation.
He further stated that the Commander 13 Brigade had also visited the scene of the incident and addressed the youth, assuring them of justice, Daily Post reports.
”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,” he said.
Nwachukwu 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.