Nigerian Army apologizes to family of motorcyclist beaten to death by soldier

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday apologised to the family of Abubakar Alhaji, a commercial motorcyclist who was beaten to death by a soldier, sergeant, Taiwo Owoeye, in Lagos.

the victim’s brother who witnessed the incident narrated it to the presidential panel investigating rights abuses by the military.

the Nigerian Army’s counsel, Bola Oyebanji, said on Tuesday “The Nigerian Army has detained Sgt. Owoeye for murder, he the army finds the matter reprehensible and condemnable,”.

He said However, this is a single act which showed that the sergeant was on his own.

The panel, currently sitting in the South-west, is to sit in the six geo-political zones and the Federal Capital Territory from September 11 to November

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