The Nigerian Army has inaugurated a General Court Martial to try 4 officers and 16 soldiers found wanting within the Operation Lafiya Dole Theater Command in Maiduguri.
Brigadier General, VICTOR EZUGWU, the acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army inaugurated the General Court Martial at a ceremony in Maiduguri.
He said that the action followed an order from the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja noting the exercise was aimed at achieving quick dispensation of justice to the accused persons.
Brigadier General, VICTOR EZUGWU enjoined all to dispense the important assignment in accordance with the appropriate extant laws.
For the accused, be assured that you are all presumed innocent until this honourable court finds otherwise. I wish to further state that your rights to fair hearing and other fundamental human rights will be adhered to throughout this trial.”
The President of the General Court Martial, Brigadier General, SEGUN ADENIYI, also addressed the court shortly after taking oath of administration with a promise to be fair and just to the accused in the conduct of the trial.