Director of Finance at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos, Brigadier-General Audu Ogbole James, has lost his life following an auto crash in which an allegedly drunk Army corporal crushed him with an SUV.
The corporal identified as Abayomi Edun was said to have hit and crushed General James at the NAFRC barracks on Tuesday night.
According to eye witnesses, the deceased General was walking to his residence when the corporal driving the SUV with registration number EKY 177 FX, hit and crushed him.
The driver of the SUV, Corporal Edun, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
Barracks sources said the General was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre, where a doctor certified him dead.
In a statement, General James’ course mates at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, described his sudden death as shocking.
The statement signed by ACM Kayode Olagunju, read, “Our indefatigable, humble, friendly bridge builder, the Monitor General SEC 40 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Brig Gen AO JAMES, mni just departed. He died from injuries sustained from a knock down on the road yesterday (15/11/22) evening in Lagos.
“May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to the family, AANI especially the SEC 40. May the Lord console all and grant the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. So sad.”
The deceased’s profile on NARFC website stated that the late General had first and second degrees in Accounting and Finance.
He was a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and held memberships of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Directors (MIoD), Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACTI), and the National Institute (mni).
He was also awarded the following Decorations/Honours during his service years:
Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
Pass Staff College (PSC)