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Friday, 9 June 2017

Nigerian Army sentences 5 soldiers for various offences

The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State has concluded the cases of 5 soldiers bordering on violation of human rights and other operational offences in Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

Delivering judgement, the President of the Court , Brigadier General Olusegun Adeniyi announced the court sentence of reduction in rank to Private in 2 count charges for Sergaent Samuel Balanga who is convicted for desertion and miscellaneous offences. 

Similarly, the court sentenced Private Chima Samuel who was convicted for aiding and abetting murder of a minor Yakubu Isah in Maiduguri to 15 years imprisonment. 

Lance Corporal Hilary Joel who was convicted for murder of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist in Damboa was sentenced to death. Also Corporal Aliu Audu who was charged for assault was reduced to the rank of Private. Trooper Sunday Ogwuche who was convicted for stealing and unlawful possession of 641 rounds of 7.62mm Special was sentenced to 2 years and 5 years imprisonment.
The representative of the National Human Rights Commission present in court, Barr Jumai Usman Mshelia who is the Commission Acting Zonal Coordinator in Borno State commended the Nigerian Army for the transparency in the trial of the a accused soldiers . 

She expressed delight that the Nigerian Army has shown that it is a discipline organisation and airing personnel are tried for wrong doing. She was happy that justice has been served
Lieutenant Colonel
Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division


coolboy said...

Lance corporal Hilary Joel why should he be sentence to death after who he murdered is a terrorist. biko make i start dey go

ethan givan said...

rubbish, sentences are biased!don't easterners got terrible sentences!murder of a boko haram suspect, nor b good tin b dat?!

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Emy said...

Even the so called Boko haram terrorist that killed and maimed lives, where they sentenced to death? Rather they were cooling off in the prison. I recalled the killings too in an IDP camp, nothing was done.

Moreso, herdsmen killing here and there, not even capturing them talkless of taking them into custody Rather they were paid for killing innocent pple.

The truth is that the soldier is being sentenced to death for a different reason.Though has something to do with 'boko haram'

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