Drunken Soldier Kills 3, Shatters Own Legs in Ogoja

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CrossRiverWatch visited the accident scene to snap the car the soldier was driving
CrossRiverWatch visited the accident scene to snap the car the soldier was driving
Later Christiana Michael, the soldier's girlfriend
Later Christiana Michael, the soldier’s girlfriend

A Soldier, Corporal Agbo attached to the Brigadier Ally Military Brigade, Ogoja Cross River State on Sunday 15th of September 2013 killed three persons and shattered his own legs when he drove his Honda Accord car recklessly after drinking to stupor.

Sources said Corporal Agbo took his girl friend, Christiana Michael Imo to Okuku, the town close to the Brigade to attend the Yala New Yam festival celebration and allegedly got drunk after gulping several bottles of beer and palm wine and after the celebration he decided to return to the barracks located a kilometer away against the advice of his host, Nick Owonye.

“He was highly drunk and we advised him to allow someone drive the car to the barracks for him but he refused; it was while he was going back on top speed that he hit an Okada and the car ran into a tree killing the two boys on the Okada and his girl friend”. Owonye said

Corporal Agbo, who is said to be from Enugu State became friends with Christiana, a mother of two whose husband, Lance Corporal Abraham Imo died in Maiduguri in 2010 while combating the Boko Haram insurgents.

Sunday Michael, younger brother to the deceased said the sister was the one sustaining the family before the tragic incident. “Our mother is here and the two children we don’t know what to do now that she is no more because it was from the profits she made from selling drinks that we feed”.

He said they may have no choice than to return to their village in Afikpo in Ebonyi State after the burial of his sister.

“My sister’s body and those of the two boys are in the General Hospital, Ogoja mortuary and after the burial in the village we may decide to remain there”.

When our reporter visited the Brigadier Ally Brigade, the Commander was said to be out of town but a source said Corporal Agbo has been taken to Nka for treatment for his broken legs.

Efforts to reach Captain John James, the Army Public Relations Officer on phone were unsuccessful as he failed to pick calls to his phone number.

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