Ibrahim Babangida, a Lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army, has been sentenced to 55 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of killing Bello Abdullahi Aliyu, an employee of the World Health Organisation in Zamfara State.
A court martial siting in Abuja on Wednesday said Babangida robbed Aliyu before killing him in Anka Local Government Area of the state.
He was also accused of stealing a mobile phone and N600,000 from various persons, on separate occasions.
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President of the court martial, Maj. Gen. Priye Fakrogha, while reading the judgement after listening to the prosecuting and defence counsel said the accused soldier will serve a term of 40 years, in jail for homicide.
Fakrogha, further said Corporal Babangida will serve a prison term of five years concurrently for pleading guilty to the second, third and fourth charges.
PRNigeria gathered that the GCM’s verdict is subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Army Council Authority.