Law & JusticeNewsNigeriaArmy Court Martial 14 Officers, 9 Soldiers
For alleged breaching different provisions of the Armed Forces Act, the Nigeria Army has court martial 14 officers and nine soldiers.
The Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison (AHQ Gar), Maj.-Gen Koko Isoni, while inaugurating a General Court Martial on Thursday assured the accused persons that justice would be done to all parties concerned by members of the court.
The court martial was convened at the Scorpion Officer’ Mess, Asokoro Abuja, pursuant to the powers conferred on him by Section 131 (2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20 LFN, 2004 for the trial of Nigerian Army personnel alleged to have committed different offences.
Maj-Gen Isoni explained that members of the court are men of integrity and high standing character who would bring to bear, their years of experience and service knowledge.
The commander said that the court is independent of his and challenged the court to carry out its responsibilities without fear or favour to anyone.
Maj-Gen Isoni urged them to eschew technicalities and do substantial justice to all, adding that the duration of the sitting is 60 days.
He also advised all those appearing before the court to shun unnecessary delays that could prolong their trials, saying that justice delayed is not only justice denied, but not justice at all.
The Court has Brig.-Gen. MO Eteng as President while the Judge Advocate is Maj. AD Roberts
Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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