Court martial convicts, demotes Major-General Adeniyi over leaked video

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A Court Martial in Abuja has convicted the former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi.

The tribunal on Monday found Adeniyi guilty of violating military social guidelines and ordered his demotion by at least three years.

Adeniyi’s aide, Private Tokunbo Obanla, who was prosecuted alongside the , was also found guilty and to 28 days in with hard .

Both convictions are subject to confirmation by the military authorities.

Sources said Adeniyi pleaded guilty to three-count of unlawful use of social , and damage to service property amongst other issues.

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The verdict came eight after a video of Adeniyi complaining about a lack of military equipment to combat in the North-East went viral.

He also complained that insurgents were outgunning troops, noting that intelligence failure was for an by insurgents that claimed dozens of soldiers.

Embarrassed by the revelations, the - was removed the front and also suspended by the military authorities.

The Army subsequently filed of military social guideline violations against him.

Adeniyi had denied any wrongdoing, stating that he did not leak the video, adding that his phone was in Obanla’s custody at the of the incident.

Obanla had in his allegedly admitted to posting the video on social media in error.

Adeniyi’s lawyers have vowed to appeal the judgment.