An Officer in the Nigerian Army, Major Akeem Oseni, fleeing from serving a 10-year jail term imposed on him for the death of a Lance Corporal, Benjamin Collins, has been arrested in Benin Republic.
A General Court Martial in Abuja had on Friday sentence the Major and two others to prison for the death of the Lance Corporal.
Others jailed were Major Ogbemudia Osawe and Second Lieutenant Nuhu Dogary.
Oseni escaped from the premises of the court on the pretence that he wanted to ease himself.
However, the Army on Monday confirmed that he had been arrested at the Cotonou International airport while trying to to board a flight to Cote d’Ivoire on his way to the United States of America.
It said: “The escapee officer has been arrested in the Cotonou International Airport around 2pm while waiting to board a Cote D’Ivoire airline by 5pm to the United States; same is currently in the custody of the Benin Republican Force and awaiting international protocols for repatriation back to Nigeria.”