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Nigerian Army dismisses female soldier for stealing ‘N35m gold jewellery’ from General’s wife

A female military officer has been dismissed from the Nigerian Army for allegedly stealing gold jewellery worth N35 million, from an army general’s wife.

According to Sahara Reporters, Lance Corporal Jonah Comfort was attached to the wife in Kaduna, and she committed the offence earlier in May.

It was also gathered that the soldier, whose photo has been released online, confessed to committing the offence upon investigation.

Nigerian Army dismisses female soldier for stealing 'N35m gold jewellery' from General’s wife

Sources said Comfort entered the senior officer’s room and stole the jewellery, and subsequently sold it to a jeweller in Kaduna for N5 million.

A source said; “The army authorities have been careful over the issue because the general’s wife is a full housewife, so how come she has jewellery worth millions of Naira? The jewellery stolen by the soldier which was valued at N35 million was just part of her collections.

“The female soldier had long been monitoring the woman before stealing the jewellery worth N35 million which she later sold to one jeweller for N5 million but unfortunately she was caught.

“Sadly, most of these female soldiers have been turned into slaves by our senior officers’ wives. Now she has been dismissed and put in a cell.”

This follows reports that the army authorities dismissed three soldiers who were arrested by the police for armed robbery and kidnapping.