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July 17, 2018

Court Martial: Outrage over death sentence on soldiers

– It’s improper, against the Law It was news that brought some disquiet to many Nigerians who have heard about it. Prominent Nigerians and trade unionists too have been so outraged and have voiced their dissent on the court martial and death sentence handed down to 12 soldiers. Eighteen soldiers were charged but five were acquitted by the tribunal headed by Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo. Sentenced to die for an alleged mutiny and criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny were: Cpl Jasper Braidolor, Cpl David Musa, LCpl Friday Onun, LCpl Yusuf Shuaibu, LCpl Igomu Emmanuel, Pte Andrew Ngbede, Pte Nurudeen Ahmed,…