Nigerian Army pledges to uphold justice on the killi-ng of hotel manager by soldiers


Nigerian Army pledges to uphold justice on the killi-ng of hotel manager by soldiers

The Nigerian army has ordered investigation into the death of a hotel manager, one Mr Echimugu James Etubi who was tortured to death by some soldiers in Abia state.

Trust Base News had reported that Etubi was beaten to death by military personnel during interrogation on the death of a Nigerian Air Force cadet, Emmanuel Chidiebere who allegedly drowned at hotel royal Damgrete in Umuahia.

While assuring that justice would be served, the Nigerian army in a statement issued on Sunday by Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations said:


The Nigerian Army (NA) is deeply concerned by the alleged unprofessional conduct of some of its personnel in the tragic death of a hotel manager in Umuahia, Abia State, as reported in some online media. In response to this unfortunate incident, the Chief of Army Staff has promptly ordered a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the facts and bring to book, anyone found culpable.


The NA extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased Manager Mr Achimugu James Etubi and the Nigerian Air Force Officer Cadet Emmanuel Chidiebere Onyemereche and assure the public that every effort will be made to ensure that justice is served. The Army is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and discipline, and therefore any personnel found culpable of wrongdoing will face appropriate legal sanctions.


Furthermore, the NA reaffirms its unwavering dedication to safeguarding the security of all citizens. We remain steadfast in our mission to promote lasting peace and security throughout Nigeria.


The Nigerian Army is resolute in its pursuit of truth and justice, and we will keep the public informed at the conclusion of the investigation.