- Major General Koko Isoni inaugurated a General Court Martial to try 14 officers and 9 soldiers accused of Armed Forces Act violations
- The court is expected to provide substantive justice without unnecessary delays and operate without fear or favour
Maj. Gen Koko Isoni, Commander of Army Headquarters Garrison (AHQ Gar), inaugurated a General Court Martial on Thursday to try 14 officers and nine soldiers accused of violating various provisions of the Armed Forces Act.
The court-martial was held at the Scorpion Officer’ Mess in Asokoro, Abuja, under the authority granted to him by Section 131 (2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20 LFN, 2004, for the trial of Nigerian Army personnel accused of various offences.
In his inaugural speech, the Garrison Commander assured the accused that court members would do justice to all parties involved.
Isoni stated that court members are men of integrity and high character who will bring their years of experience and service knowledge to bear.
He named Brig.-Gen. MO Eteng as Court President, and Maj. AD Roberts as Judge Advocate, with the sitting lasting 60 days.
He urged them to forego technicalities to provide substantive justice to all.
He also advised all those appearing in court to avoid unnecessary delays that could lengthen their trials.
The commander charged the court with carrying out its duties without fear or favour to anyone.
Why Peter Obi lost presidential election – Wike
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has asserted that Peter Obi did not win the February 25th presidential election.
Obi was the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the controversial election.
During an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Thursday, Wike said he decided to support President Bola Tinubu because he knew he would win.
The Presidential Election Petitions Court had Wednesday upheld Tinubu’s victory, throwing out the petitions of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM); the petitions of the PDP and its flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, as well as the petitions of LP and Obi.