Soldier sentenced to death for killing Boko Haram suspect

nigerian army sentencingFrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria,ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A NIGERIAN soldier has been sentenced to death for the murder of a Boko Haram suspect.Lance Corporal Hilary Joel is among five soldiers the General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, north eastern Borno State has been  sentenced on cases bordering on violation of human rights and other operational offences.The court sentenced Private Chima Samuel, who was convicted for aiding and abetting murder of a minor Yakubu Isah in Maiduguri, to 15 years imprisonment.President of the Court , Brigadier General Olusegun Adeniyi, aslo announced the court sentence of reduction in rank to Private in 2 count charges for Sergaent Samuel Balanga who is convicted for desertion and miscellaneous offences.Corporal Aliu Audu, who was charged for assault, was demoted to the rank of Private.Trooper Sunday Ogwuche who was convicted for stealing and unlawful possession of 641 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition was sentenced to a combined seven years in prison.National Human Rights Commission representative, Jumai Usman Mshelia,commended the Nigerian Army for the transparency in the trial of the accused soldiers.“The Nigerian Army has shown that it is a disciplined organisation and erring personnel are tried for wrongdoing. Justice has been served,” she said.
– CAJ News

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