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Army dismisses two soldiers for ‘stealing’ Dangote refinery cables


The Nigerian Army has taken swift action by dismissing two soldiers from service following allegations of theft at the Dangote Refinery premises in Lagos.

Corporal Innocent Joseph and Lance Corporal Jacob Gani were found guilty after they abandoned their duty post and were discovered to be in unauthorized possession of armoured cables on April 14. Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, confirmed this decision, stating that the soldiers had been handed over to relevant authorities for further investigation and prosecution.

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“In line with Nigerian Army’s commitment to upholding high standards of professionalism, integrity, and discipline, the NA wishes to update the general public on the outcome of the investigation into the alleged theft of armoured cables at the Dangote Refinery premises,” Nwachukwu said.

He further explained that after a thorough investigation conducted in collaboration with the company’s management, the soldiers were found to have violated military regulations. They were summarily tried and found guilty of the charges leveled against them.

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“As a demonstration of NA’s zero-tolerance for misconduct and criminality within its ranks, the two soldiers have been dismissed from the NA with immediate effect and handed over to relevant authorities for further prosecution,” Nwachukwu emphasized.