Drunk soldier kills Army General in Lagos

Brigadier-General Audu Ogbole James, Director of Finance at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, Lagos, has been crushed to death by a corporal identified as Abayomi Edun at the barracks on Tuesday night.

The deceased Army General, Audu Ogbole James, was walking to his residence when the corporal driving an SUV with number plate EKY 177 FX, hit him under alcoholic influence.

The deceased was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre where a doctor certified him dead.

In a statement, the set of James at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, described the loss as shocking. “Our indefatigable, humble, friendly bridge builder, the Monitor General SEC 40 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Brig Gen AO JAMES, mni just departed.

He died from injuries sustained from a knock down on the road yesterday (15/11/22) evening in Lagos.”

“May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to the family, AANI especially the SEC 40.

May the Lord console all and grant the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. So sad,” read the statement signed by ACM Kayode Olagunju.

According to the deceased’s profile on NARFC website, the late General had first and second degrees in Accounting and Finance.

He was a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and held memberships of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Directors (MIoD), Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACTI), and the National Institute (mni).

The following Decorations/Honours were also awarded to him: Meritorious Service Star (MSS) Pass Staff College (PSC)

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