Soldier to die by firing squad for killing Lieutenant

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A military court martial has sentenced a soldier, Azunna Maduabuchi, to death by firing squad for killing his superior.

Maduabuchi shot Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi dead in June 2020, in Maiduguri, Bornu State, following an argument over welfare pass.

Consequently, he was charged with murder.

Maduabuchi, a private soldier, pleaded guilty but argued that his action was accidental.

Maduabuchi who was serving the 202-battalion in Bama, opened fire on Lieutenant Babankaka Ngorgi, killing him instantly after the latter refused his (Maduabuchi’s) plea to allow him travel to the state capital to sort out his salary issues.

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