Nigerian Army Court Martials sixty-eight [68] Personnel for various offences

Nigerian Army Court Martials sixty-eight [68] Personnel for various offences

About Sixty-Eight officers which include men of the Nigerian Army are to face Army court-martial in Sokoto 8th division for different offences.

The General Officer commanding 8th division Sokoto, Major General Uwem Bassey, made the call during the invitation of the General court marshal panel at the Giginya Army barracks Sokoto.

The GOC said the Military personnel committed the alleged offences during their participation in the ongoing operation “Hadarin Daji” meant to dislodge bandits in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Katsina states.

He, however, tasked members of the Court to respect the principle of fair hearing.

“The Court must ensure that truth prevailed by evaluating all pieces of evidence on their merits.

“Because those to be tried are serving personnel and should be treated with every sense of decorum and fairness,” he said.

He assured that the Court Martial would be guided by the principles of natural justice as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended and extant laws.

Major General Bassey added that the court would be free from any form of interference.

He urged members of the court to ensure speedy dispensation of justice.

Meanwhile, the defence counsel, Barrister Godwin Uwadiae, expressed optimism that the Court would do justice to the cases before it.

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