The Director of Finance of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Brigadier General Audi Ogbole James, has died in an accident.
Brigadier General James, described as one of the finest officers in the Nigerian Army, died on Tuesday night, November 15, 2022, from injuries he suffered after a corporal, Abayomi Ebun, alleged to be drunk, hit him with a car.
Those familiar with the matter told Premium Times that the incident happened at about 10:30p.m Tuesday as the top officer was walking to his residence inside the NAFRC barracks in Lagos.
“The general was trekking to his apartment inside the Barracks when he was hit and knocked down by the drunk soldier.” a source told the publication
“The soldier also resides inside the barracks and was seen driving recklessly before hitting the senior officer.”
It was gathered that the General was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre after the incident where he was confirmed dead.
The army corporal has since been arrested and is being detained by NAFRC provost marshals investigating the matter.
The Nigerian Army is yet to comment on the incident.