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Army General dies after accident in Lagos

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
17 November 2022   |   2:41 am
The Director of Finance of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Brigadier General O.A. James is dead.

The Director of Finance of the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Brigadier General O.A. James is dead.

 
It was gathered that the General died on Tuesday night from injuries sustained after a corporal, Abayomi Ebun, hit him with a

Brigadier General James

 
The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. as Brigadier General James was walking to his residence at the NAFRC Barracks in Lagos.
 
“The general was trekking to his apartment inside the Barracks when he was hit by the reportedly drunk soldier.
 
“The soldier also resides inside the barracks and was seen driving recklessly before hitting the senior officer,” a source said.
 
It was further gathered that the General was rushed to the NAFRC Medical Centre 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).
 
NAFRC, where Brigadier General James served until his death is a tri-service institution saddled with the training of military personnel in one vocation or the other before retiring into civil life.
 
The objective of the centre, the defence headquarters said, is to assist retiring military personnel in settling into city life with ease.  
 
At inception, the centre was known as the Nigerian Army Resettlement Centre. A change of name became necessary after other sister military services became involved in its operations and services.