Nigerian Army Sacked 4 Soldiers Over Rape & Extortion Of Prostitutes In Abuja

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Jan 24, 2013 – Nigerian Army Dismissed 4 Soldiers, Officers Over Rape & Extortion Of Prostitutes In Abuja

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday dismissed four soldiers for alleged cases of rape, extortion and assault.

This follows the public outcry over an incident that occurred in the Wuse area of Abuja a forthnight ago. The soldiers had ‘arrested’ some ladies they claimed were prostitutes, drove them to a black spot where they were extorted, beaten and repeatedly raped.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, had condemned the incident and asked the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command to investigate the matter.

The sacked officers, Corporal Nsa Eyedep and Privates Emezien Uzoma, Ugwu Mathew and Efosa Ikhuomoregbe were all attached to the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army.

Commander Guards Brigade, Brig-Gen Emmanuel Atewe, said investigations showed that the soldiers abducted and raped some women at the Wuse Zone 2, Abuja in December 2012.

Atewe, represented by Major Peter Elayo said the claims were broadcast on January 14, 2013 after which the brigade convened a Board of Inquiry to investigate the circumstance surrounding the allegation with a view to taking action and preventing a future re-occurrence.

“The board whose report has already been submitted was able to establish that the four soldiers during the period abandoned their duty post to an unauthorized destination.

“The Military Police Investigation led to their trial and they were found guilty of misdemeanor and abandoning their location where they were officially deployed thereby compromising security and the soldiers have subsequently been dismissed from service in line with service discipline,” he said.

[Courtesy Of Daily Post]

10 thoughts on “Nigerian Army Sacked 4 Soldiers Over Rape & Extortion Of Prostitutes In Abuja

  1. Those who are to protect life, are now threaten life, why? Pls give them second chance, dimissal won’t sovle the issue they will turn to Arm Robbers , Army communi ty

  2. Good work on the part of the military authorities. They should expel all bad eggs. Over to the civil authorities to punish them for rape and extortion

  3. Is God dat know the true even the military police can’t investigate matter i wonder d kind of training they give to these officers to d extend that they committed crime with there uniforms. If they are not doing there job they would not have use there uniform. Those it mean that they don’t know the do and don’t in there job? And 4 d women or ladies what every what were dey doing outside? what time did it happen? is there medical report? If it turn out that they were prostitute my questions to military police? has prostitute be legalized in Nigeria don’t they think they are cursing more harm to d society than Good. I want Nigeria military police to know dat no body is above mistake. They should go back and ask those women very well bcos four military army that was well trained beside they were not just soldiers but special soldier to president Goodluck. It is stated in d bible that prostitute are destiny destroyer they should check there record if they have recorded any bad record about these military soldiers. Don’t mercy 4 prostitute bcos that is there job destiny destroyer the Nigeria military police should have know that. Dis those not show any discipline to our military force rather it will increase the number of prostitute on the road of Nigeria and by this the so call man to man and women to women thing will be legalized. Pls Nigeria military police wake up and don’t sell ur power to prostitutes.

  4. May God forgive dem,bcos is an great offence 4 security persnel,so d prostitute need 2b punish,why bcos dey can setope d soddiers,pls don’t dismised dem bcos of dere family nd it is shame 4dem.D only God knw d trueth.

  5. Nigeria is full of corruption tormenting n oppressing their subject, how can a person suffer wat hr did not commit. to whom it may please, initially 6 soldiers were involved but now 4 held captive y??? they refused to free them they refused passing judgement Wats d essence of tormenting their lives.. remember as u hve a family they too have one.. there is God n he’s watching as well

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