Nigerian Army Denies Secret Trial, Dismissal Of 203 Soldiers For Mutiny

The Nigerian Army does not conduct any secret trial of officers and soldiers, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye, has said.
The clarifications came against the backdrop of a report on some online news platforms that the army secretly tried 203 soldiers overnight during the week and dismissed them for acts of mutiny.

The spokesman, who spoke to Saturday Tribune, on Friday, said that it was embarrassing to say that the army conducted night trials and dismissed over 203 soldiers.

“ As I speak to you, I don’t know where such secret trial was conducted and how the story of 203 soldiers came about, maybe the writer conducted the trial,” he said.

According to him, “the army conducts its trials in line with laid down procedures and the suspects choose their own lawyers to represent them.”

Speaking further, he said that “the army does not do any illegal trial and whatever it does is according to the law.”

SOURCES;
http://www.tribune.com.ng/news/top-stories/item/25734-army-denies-trial-dismissal-of-203-soldiers

http://newtelegraphonline.com/alleged-dismissal-of-203-soldiers-army-denies-secret-trial/

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