A court-martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State capital has sentenced Trooper Azunna Maduabuchi to death by firing squad.
Maduabuchi was sentenced for killing the adjutant of his unit, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi in July 2020.
He has been standing trial for murder after shooting Lieutenant Ngorgi at close range in Bama Local Government of Borno State for refusing to grant him a welfare pass from duty.
The court session held at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, sentenced Maduabuchi in accordance with Section 106 of the Armed Forces Act.
The court-martial also sentenced some other soldiers to various years imprisonment for manslaughter.
It also de-ranked Lance Corporal Aja Emmanuel arraigned for a lone charge of assault to a private soldier.