March 29, 2017

Army court-martials two soldiers

Army court-martials two soldiers

The Nigerian Army has court-martialed two soldiers for manslaughter and desertion while fighting Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism under Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East of the country.

The soldiers, Lance Corporal Hassan Adamu and Private Chigozie Egbe, were sentenced after they were charged on counts one and two for alleged manslaughter in Maiduguri on December 23, 2015, and deserting the Nigerian Army for 272 days, before Boko Haram attacked and captured Gwoza on August 8, 2014. Passing the judgement, yesterday, at the 7 Division Garrison of Nigeria Army, the Court-Martial President, Brig-General Olusegun Adeniyi, said: “Having found you guilty of the charges against you and having listened to your presentations for your service records and your touching claims in investigations,

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Passing the judgement, yesterday, at the 7 Division Garrison of Nigeria Army, the Court-Martial President, Brig-General Olusegun Adeniyi, said: “Having found you guilty of the charges against you and having listened to your presentations for your service records and your touching claims in investigations, Dozie is sentenced for 14 months imprisonment, while the second charge against miscellaneous offences has been dismissed by this court.”

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