Cadet Officer Beaten to Death by Superiors
A cadet officer identified as Abel Isah was recently beaten to death by superior officers in the Sokoto Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and has been buried.
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Abel Isah who is an indigene from Plateau state was allegedly beaten to death by his superior officers for refusing to sign off on incomplete exhibits handed over to him.
Reports have it that the deceased has been buried yesterday Sunday 14 May 2023.
“The EFCC cadet was killed in Sokoto. The cadet was beaten to death by his seniors at the zonal headquarters for refusing to sign off on incomplete exhibits handed over to him,” a source said.
The report stated the superior officers were angered by the cadet’s effrontery which made them descend on him resulting in his death.
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While the two senior officers involved in Isah’s death have been dismissed. Many Nigerians express concern that dismissal is not an adequate punishment for the crime of murder. The general public including Isa’s colleagues is calling for a more severe penalty to be imposed on the senior officers who killed the cadet.
However, many express their dissatisfaction towards the dismissal of the superiors as many believed that the punishment for murder or manslaughter should be meted on the culpable officers instead of mere dismissal.
The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwajaren, has promised to find out the root cause of the incident. However, he had yet to do so at the time of filing this report.
The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwajaren has however promised to find out about the incident and get back to the correspondent, but he had yet to do so at the time of filing this report.
The dismissal of the two senior officers has sparked outrage, with many Nigerians expressing their dissatisfaction with the handling of the case.