Army jails soldier for battering actress

By Our Correspondent
The Nigerian Army has sentenced one of its personnel, Sulaiman Olamilekan to 28 days imprisonment with hard labour for battering Nollywood actress, Ms Jewel Infinity whose real name is Ebere Ohakwe.
Jewel was alleged to have been battered by Olamilekun in January in Port Harcourt.
A statement by Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the 6th Division in Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director, said the decision was taken after a thorough investigation of the claims by the victim.
Illiyasu stated that Olamilekan who is a private attached to 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt guilty of the maltreatment of Miss Ebere Ohakwe.
“He was accordingly sentenced to 28 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) and the forfeiture of his salary for same number of days to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“It will be recalled that there was a report in the social media that the soldier maltreated one Miss Ebere Ohakwe at Omagwa Checkpoint along Port Harcourt – Onitsha Road on 30th January 2017.
“This prompted the decision of the authorities of the Headquarters 6 Division to thoroughly investigate the matter with the view to serving justice adequately as required by the laws of the Nigerian Army.
“Consequently, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Enobong Okon Udoh ordered the immediate arrest of the soldier and his Guard Commander for investigation and disciplinary action.
“He also invited the victim to his office and assured her that the matter would not be treated lightly.

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