Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Court Releases 57 Soldiers Sentenced to Death For Mutiny in December

The trending  news that just came up by a special court martial in regards to the Nigerian Army affairs has discharged and acquitted 57 soldiers who were charged with losing their weapons and going on an Absence Without Official Leave (AWOL) while battling with the boko-haram insurgents some time last year.

In December last year, the soldiers were charged with conspiracy to commit mutiny after their act of rebellion led to the death of some of their colleagues in a struggle fight with insurgents. They claimed that their weapons were inferior to the enemy’s at the period.

The court martial, which sat at the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja, however convicted 15 other accused soldiers were giving a year imprisonment each for their unruly act.

A source in the office of the National Security Adviser, who spoke with Post Nigeria reportedly confirmed the report.

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