Sub Lieutenant V. N. Ukpawanne, with service number NN/4440, has been fired by the Nigerian Navy (NN).
Ukpawanne was fired for attempting sodomy, using drugs, possessing a controlled substance, and defying standing orders.
A general court martial demoted him, ordered six-month imprisonment, another six-month imprisonment and one year imprisonment for the offences.
After receiving a medical clearance from the Naval Medical Centre, Ukpawanne will be transferred to the Sapele Correctional Centre.
The court martial found the convict guilty of attempt to sexually assault a teenager near Sapele Stadium on 27th October, 2021.
The officer was paraded and his sentences were read accordingly on 15th August, 2022.
The charges were attempt to commit sodomy– punishable under section 95 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004, disobedience to standing order– which violated section 57 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.
Others included disgraceful conduct– punishable under Section 93 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004, wrongful use of drug/controlled substance– punishable under Section 65 (1) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.