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Another Court Martial To Try Dissident Soldiers Inaugurated



In line with its earlier notice, the Nigerian Military Thursday inaugurated a General Court Martial to try another 97 dissident soldiers and 15 Senior Officers for mutiny.

The Court Martial seated in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja is trying the officers for allegedly refusing to join other troops in Maiduguri for an operation on August 4, 2014 and other mutiny related offences.

It would be recalled that a former General Court Martial headed by Brig. Gen. C. Okonkwo had found 12 out of 18 soldiers facing trial guilty of mutiny among other offences and sentenced them to death.

Five of them were however discharged and acquitted   and one sentenced to 28 days imprisonment with hard labour and reprimand.


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