The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya has ordered the immediate release of Hannah Sofiat, a female soldier detained for being in a relationship with a corps member at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Yikpata, Kwara State.
The female soldier was seen accepting a marriage proposal from a corps member simply identified as Remi.
The scene was captured in a video that went viral on social media.
Sofia was said to have been taken into custody on December 14, 2021, for violating the extant rule guiding the conduct of Army personnel when she shared a hug and kiss to the delight of other corps members at the mammy market.
However, investigations have revealed that that the duo have been entangled in love for the past three years; while in Abeokuta, Ogun State before the lady joined the Army.
Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced an investigation into a trending audio tape alleging that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, influences corruption cases.
In the tape, an operative of the anti-graft agency, Mohammed Idris, accused the justice minister of compromising graft cases.
“Malami now controls the EFCC. The commission is in his hands. Once Malami speaks, the account will be unfrozen. They are unfreezing suspects’ accounts; including the big cases,” the EFCC operative was heard saying in one of the multiple audio recordings obtained by Daily Nigerian.
But the EFCC in a statement on its verified Facebook page on Thursday said it would activate its internal mechanism; to deal with the issues arising therefrom.
“Without prejudice to the outcome of the investigation, snippets of the audio recording; clearly showed an abysmally compromised officer dropping names to ingratiate his benefactor, a relative of a crime suspect,” the statement read.
“By the alleged action, the said officer is no more than a corrupt fifth columnist; with scant regard for the values of the commission.
“The action is contemptuous of the established Standard Operating Procedure of the EFCC. Such professional indiscretion has no place in the new EFCC.”