The Nigerian Army has been thrown into mourning as one of their finest senior officers, the Director of Finance, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Brigadier General O.A. James, died Tuesday night, 15th November 2022, as a result of injuries he suffered after a corporal, Abayomi Ebun, believed to be drunk, hit him with a car.
According to Premium Times, the incident happened at about 10:30p.m Tuesday as Brigadier General James was walking to his residence inside the NAFRC barracks in Lagos.
A source close to PREMIUM TIMES discl0osed that “The general was trekking to his apartment inside the Barracks when he was hit and knocked down by the drunk soldier,” one of our sources said. “The soldier also resides inside the barracks and was seen driving recklessly before hitting the senior officer.”
General James was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre soon after the incident, where he was confirmed dead.
The army corporal has since been arrested and is being detained by NAFRC provost marshals investigating the matter.
Until his death, Brigadier General James was a senior member of the Nigerian Army Finance Corps. He had bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting as well as a Master of Business Administration in 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 decorated with the Meritorious Service Star (MSS) and Pass Staff College (PSC).
Story: Ene Ken-Yawe
Media: PREMIUM TIMES