PHOTOS: Nigerian Army inaugurates Court Martial to try erring personnel

PHOTOS: Nigerian Army inaugurates Court Martial to try erring personnel

Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:33 am


The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General VU Ezegwu (second from right) inaugurating the  General Court Martial (GCM) in Maiduguri.

The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General VU Ezegwu (second from right) inaugurating the General Court Martial (GCM) in Maiduguri.

 

The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General VU Ezegwu on Wednesday inaugurated a General Court Martial (GCM) in Maiduguri.

 

The Court was inaugurated to dispel all pending disciplinary cases that occurred in the Theatre of Operation LAFIYA DOLE particularly cases that could not be tried summarily.

 

A total number of 20 military personnel including 4 officers (2 Majors and 2 Captains) and 16 others comprising 1 Staff Sergeant, 2 Sergeants, 2 Corporals, 3 Lance Corporals, 7 Privates soldiers and a Naval Sea Man are to undergo trial for different offences.

Cross section of soldiers to be tried by the General Court Martial

Cross section of soldiers to be tried by the General Court Martial

 

The nature of the offences include murder, loss of arms, defilement, assault occasioning to bodily harm and  desertion, amongst others.

 

The President of the Court is  Brigadier General Olusegun Adeniyi.

 

In his remarks after the inauguration, he  promised to be fair to all the accused persons as they are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. He reiterated that the court will hasten it’s proceedings as justice delayed is justice denied.

 

 

 

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