Killing of teenage boy in Delta, Army must compensate family- House of Rep
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The House of Representatives mandated its Committee on Army to investigate the circumstances that led to the murder of 18-year-old Cyril Obruche yesterday, who was killed by an officer of the Nigerian Army attached to Presco Plc, in Ovreeko, Ethiope East LGA of Delta State.
The committee questioned why officers and men of the Nigerian Army were drafted to guard a private company despite the ongoing challenges in the country and low numerical strength complained about by the armed forces.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Farouk Yahaya was immediately directed to redeploy officers attached to private companies as security across the Nation.
The House also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to ensure that Presco Plc immediately remove the gate it erected across the farm access road in the affected community to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
While Presco Plc management was directed to compensate the deceased family without delay.
The resolutions of the House followed the consideration of a motion of urgent public importance moved at the plenary by Ben Igbakpa representing Ethiope federal constituency of Delta State.
Presenting the motion, Igbakpa said on March 28, 2022, an Army officer attached to Presco Plc shot dead in broad daylight, 18-year-old Cyril Obruche, a secondary school student of Delta Steel Company (DSC) Staff School, Ovwian, Aladja, Delta State.