Marriage Proposal: Female Soldier released, to spend Christmas with family after COAS begs for pardon
Encouraged the spirit of the Christmas season, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pleaded with Military authorities to pardon a female soldier who publicly accepted the proposal of a male member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara State to be pardoned, military sources have said.
Senior Army sources said that Gen. Yahaya, in the last few days, made overtures to the leadership of the Nigerian armed forces, requesting that the soldier be pardoned.
But despite the intervention, the COAS maintained that the erring soldier should be strongly reprimanded against engaging in any kind of act that contravenes the military code of conduct for its officers and men, the sources said.
Lt. Gen. Yahaya’s ‘appeal for mercy’ for the female soldier, may not be unconnected with the fact that the Christmas season presents an opportunity for persons who erred to be given clemency.
The Military authority has considered the appeal of the Army Chief and ordered the release of the soldier to enjoy Christmas with family and friends.
It would be recalled that a video of a male corps member proposing to a female soldier at the Yikpata Orientation Camp of the NYSC in Kwara State recently surfaced online and went viral.