NIGERIA: COURT-MARTIAL GIVES SOLDIERS DEATH SENTENCE, JAIL TERMS
July 18, 2018:
A General Court-Martial (GCM) set up by the Nigerian Army has sentenced 13 soldiers to death and life imprisonment for offences ranging from manslaughter, murder, torture to assault and arson. (Sources: sunnewsonline.com, 18/07/2018)
“Since December 2017, we have had 13 cases that have been concluded”, Chief of Civil Military Affairs, Major-General Nuhu Amgbazo said.
“Some have even been confirmed. Some of the sentences are capital punishment. Others are long years of imprisonment. Some have three years, others 10 years, seven years and others are life imprisonment. And these are cases that have been confirmed and others are in the process as we speak now.
“These 13 cases have been concluded and sent to superior authority.
“Whether it is going to be appealed or if it will go up to the Supreme Court, that goes beyond the army because we have done our own (part). We have sentenced them based on the gravity of their offences.”