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How drunk soldier crushed Army General in Lagos Barracks

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General James was walking to his residence at the NAFRC Old Barracks in Lagos when the drunk Soldier, Corporal Edun, hit him.

By Emma Ogbuehi

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More facts have emerged on how a drunk soldier, Corporal Abayomi Edun, crushed the Director of Finance of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Brigadier-General Audu James, in Lagos barracks.

According to reports, General James was killed on Tuesday night after Corporal Edun, ran into him.

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Brig.-Gen. James was walking to his residence at the NAFRC Old Barracks in Lagos when the drunk corporal hit him.

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The top officer was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre where he was confirmed dead.

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“Brig.-Gen. James left his office in the night. On his way trekking to his apartment inside the barracks, he was knocked down by the drunk soldier.

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“The soldier also resides inside the barracks. The corporal was seen driving recklessly before hitting the senior officer,” a source was quoted to have said.

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Corporal Edun has been detained by NAFRC provost marshals.

The General had first and second degrees in Accounting and Finance.

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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).

Officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi, Lagos were thrown into mourning on Wednesday following the death of the Brigadier- General.

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