Another 60 Soldiers To Face Trial For Mutiny Today



Different set of 60 soldiers are to be arraigned before a General Court Martial by military authorities in Abuja Tuesday (today) for mutiny.

The 60 soldiers allegedly committed mutiny on August 4, 2014 by refusing to join troops in Maiduguri for “an operation”

The arraignment which is to hold at Sani Abacha Barracks in Abuja comes as it was gathered yesterday that some of the 12 soldiers convicted on September 15, 2014 by the GCM had notified the Court of Appeal of their intention to appeal their sentences.

The GCM headed by Brig. Gen. C. Okonkwo had sentenced 12 out of the 18 soldiers facing trial guilty of mutiny among other offences and sentenced them to death. Five of them were discharged and acquitted and one was however sentenced to 28 days’ imprisonment with hard labour and reprimand.

The 60 soldiers facing trials for mutiny comprising two corporals, nine lance corporals and 49 privates are to be arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny.

The accused allegedly committed the offences at the Mulai Primary School, opposite African Independent Television in Maiduguri, Borno State on August 4, 2014 by refusing to join “111 SF Bn troops” led by Col. E.A. Aladeniyi to Maimalari Barracks in connection with an operation.

According to the charge sheet, they “conspired to commit mutiny against the authority of 7 Division,” an offence said to be punishable under Section 91(1) of the Penal Code Cap P89 LFN 2004.

The soldiers were also accused of committing mutiny which is said to be punishable under Section 52(1)(a) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.



The charges   are said to be triable in the GCM under Section 114 of the AFA Cap A20 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 91(1) of the Penal Code Cap P89 LFN 2004.

The two corporals   are Andrew Ogolekwu and Saturday Efa.

The charge sheet reads, “Count One: Criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny triable by the General Court Martial by virtue of Section 114 of the AFA Cap A20 LFN 2004 and punishable under section 91(1) of the Penal Code Cap P 89 LFN 2004.

“Particulars of offence: In that you at Mulai Primary School Camp opposite AIT Maiduguri on or about 4 August 2014 conspired to commit mutiny against the authority of 7 Division.

“Count 2: Mutiny contrary to and punishable under section 52(1)(a) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.

“Particulars of offence: In that you at Mulai Primary School Camp opposite AIT Maiduguri on or about 4 August 2014 refused to join 111 SF BN troops led by Col. E.A. Aladeniyi (N/9695) to Maimalari Barracks in connection with an operation.”


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