Nigerian Army Condemns 4 More Soldiers To Death

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The General Military Court Martial of the Nigerian Army has again condemned four soldiers to death by firing squad. Investigations revealed that the President of the Court, Brig.- Gen Musa Yusuf, found the four soldiers guilty of conspiracy to commit mutiny and thus sentenced them to death.

The GCM had earlier convicted 54 of the 59 soldiers to death after finding them guilty of conspiracy to commit mutiny on December 17, 2014.

Prior to the conviction of the 54 soldiers, another GCM had convicted 12 out of 18 soldiers tried for mutiny on September 14, 2014.

The conviction of the four soldiers brought the total number of soldiers convicted and sentenced to death to 70.

On Friday, Laleye commented on the reported dismissal of 203 soldiers after alleged summary night trial, saying it was not true that the Army conducted secret night trial to decide the fate of soldiers.

He said while he was neither confirming nor refuting the story, commanders of the Nigerian Army had been trying soldiers for various emerging offences in adherence with military laws and long established procedures guiding the operations of the Armed Forces.

Source: Punch Newspaper



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