Army inaugurates court martial to try erring personnel




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IBADAN – Maj.-Gen Emmanuel Abejirin, the Commanding (GOC) 2nd Division Nigerian , Ibadan, on Wednesday inaugurated a court martial to try erring personnel within the division.

The GOC said at the inauguration that the Court Marshal became necessary to dispose of some disciplinary which by the provisions of military law could be tried summarily.

He said the included stealing, forgery, defilement, and murder.

He said member the court martial, led by Brig. Gen Felix Agugo, were selected based on rank, seniority, service knowledge and wealth of experience. [eap_ad_1] “Let me note at this point that military justice is in consonance with democratic order; hence military law and administration of military justice are arbitrary,

“Military justice is based on due in conformity with extant laws, especially the constitution of the Federal of and the Act,’’ he said.

He urged of the court to ensure that every step or action taken in the trial conformed to the law.

“In view of this, wish to note that military justice is key to achieving military efficiency and discipline,

“This court is empowered to determine the guilt or otherwise of accused who are to be presumed innocent until proved otherwise,’’ he said. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]