Military Postpones Court-Martial Of 22 Officers For The 3rd Time

Military Postpones Court-Martial Of 22 Officers For The 3rd Time

By News Desk | The Trent on January 20, 2015
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The Nigerian military has for the third time postpones the court-martial of a Brigadier General and 21 top army officers for offences committed in the war against terror in the North East until the end of the month.

The reasons for the postponesment of the aforementioned court-martial, which was supposed to begin on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9th Brigade Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos was not disclosed.

Defence counsel for the 22 officers, Femi Falana said he had asked the army authority to grant his clients bail pending when the military was ready to prosecute them, assuring that the soldiers would not abscond as they were ready to prove their innocence.

The court martial has been shifted three times and was supposed to commence on Friday, January 16, 2015

 

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