Army probes murder of Bayelsa varsity student by soldier boyfriend

The Nigerian Army has reacted to reports of its officer allegedly murdering his lover, Jennifer Ugadu, a student of the Niger Delta University, Ammasoma in her apartment,

The suspect, James Matol, who is now at large was said to have killed the 200 level student of the Faculty of Education because she was cheating.

Her corpse was found dead in her apartment with stab injuries and bullet wounds days before she was discovered as the body was already decomposing.

Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations extended condolences to the Ugadu family in a stamen saying there was no place for such a barbaric act in the military and assured that justice will be served.

Nwachukwu confirmed that a joint investigation has commenced, while effort to ascertain the true identity of the soldier is ongoing.

He said the Army, being a professional and disciplined organization, will continue to uphold and respect the fundamental human rights of citizens as enshrined in the 1999 constitution.

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