The Nigerian Army has sentenced one Pvt. Suleiman Olamilekan to 28 days with hard labour for assaulting
Ebere Ohakwe, who is a Nollywood actress. The soldier would also have to
forfeit his one month salary to the Federal Government
Recall, last month, it was reported actress Ebere Ohakwe, whose stage name is Jewel Infinity, was allegedly assaulted by this soldier.

The Army’s spokesman, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu who is the
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army,
Bori camp, Port Harcourt, issued this statement in Port Harcourt.

The Statement reads:

“In accordance with
the Nigerian Army’s policy of zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct as well
as its uncompromising stance on discipline and commitment to the rule of law, 6
Division Nigerian Army has charged, tried and found Private Suleiman Olamilekan
of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt guilty of the maltreatment of Miss Ebere

“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 would 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

“We wish to assure the
general public that proactive measures have been put in place to forestall a
reoccurrence of such misconduct in the future.”


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