Court Martial convicts, demotes Major General Adeniyi over leaked video

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Convicted General Adeniyi

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

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

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

Both convictions are subject to confirmation by the authorities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adeniyi’s lawyers have vowed to appeal the judgment. (The PUNCH)