The soldier who killed the Yobe cleric was taken to a checkpoint after robbing the commanding officer

The soldier, who was arrested for allegedly killing an Islamic cleric in Yobe state, Goni Aisami, was recently reassigned for allegedly stealing N480,000 belonging to his commanding officer. The soldier, John Gabriel, a lance corporal, attached to the Nigerian Army 241 Recce BattalionNguru was questioned as the prime suspect in the theft of 80,000 and 400,000 naira twice before being taken to the checkpoint, an army source said. The soldier was the battalion commander’s orderly, GS Oyemole, a colonel, before he was asked to leave sometime in July due to his dubious character, the source told PREMIUM TIMES. “The commanding officer had to relocate him because he couldn’t establish any evidence of robbery, but cursed him and told him if it was his character, he would meet his end,” he added. “Ironically, on the day the commanding officer, Mr. Oyemole, handed over a new commanding officer, Mr. Gabriel was arrested for killing the Islamic cleric,” the army source revealed. He killed the cleric with a gun he hid inside a military folding bed after the cleric took the soldier to a neighboring village, Jaji Maji, in the state’s Karasuwa Local Government Area. Yobe police spokesman Dungus Abdulkarim, assistant superintendent of police, said Gabriel is in police custody with his accomplice, Adamu Gideon, who is also a soldier. The arrested soldiers are believed to be a criminal team. Sources said they killed the cleric after seeing what they thought was money in the cleric’s car as he was returning from Kano. Governor Buni reacts Meanwhile, the state governor, Mai-Mala Buni, expressed his sadness at the murder. The governor, in a statement, through his press assistant, Mamman Mohammed, described the circumstances surrounding the murder as “sad, regrettable and very unfortunate.” ALSO READ: Police arrest two soldiers for murder of Islamic cleric “The alleged circumstances surrounding the death are very unfortunate and will be fully investigated. “The government will make sure that every detail is investigated and that anyone found to be at fault will face the full wrath of the law. The state government will work closely with law enforcement agencies to unravel every detail to ensure justice is served,” the governor said. The governor said he sympathized with the family of the deceased cleric, the people of the Bade local government area and the entire state over the death. He called on residents to remain calm and respect the law and that the investigation into the murder is ongoing and will be carried out to its logical conclusion. He prayed to Allah for the repose of the soul of the deceased and to his immediate family and to all the people of the state, the strength to bear the loss. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; The soldier who killed the Yobe cleric was taken to a checkpoint after robbing the commanding officer