Army gives update on soldiers who killed Muslim cleric, Sheikh Aisami

The Nigerian Army has disclosed the latest developments regarding the situation of soldiers that killed popular Yobe Muslim cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami

The army on Sunday said it has now officially handed over to the soldiers to the Yobe State Police Command for criminal prosecution in the court of law.

The handing over of the killers took place at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Command in Damaturu on Sunday.

In an interview with newsmen, shortly after the ex-servicemen were handed to the police, Captain Kennedy Anyanwu, Sector 2 Public Relations Officer said, “What you just witnessed here this morning is the official handover of the dismissed regiments to the Nigeria Police Yobe State Command for them to face civil prosecution in the court of law”.

DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, Public Relations Officer, Yobe State Command said the suspects would be charged to court for armed robbery and culpable homicide, upon completion of investigation.

Recall that, the suspected culprits John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon were charged and summarily tried for: Failure to perform military duties and Conduct prejudice to service discipline.

This, the Army said, is punishable under Section 62(a) of Armed Forces Act CAP A20 and Section 103(1) of Armed Forces Act CAP A20 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

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