Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Army Postpones Court Trial Of Soldiers For Mutiny To Thursday.

Nigerian military authorities have postponed the General Court martial of some sixty soldiers charged with mutiny to Thursday.

The trial was to have been held at Mogadishu cantonment in Abuja yesterday.

Reports say lawyers representing the accused soldiers met with legal officers of the Court Martial and agreed to shift the trial.

The charge sheet filed against the sixty soldiers revealed that the soldiers, comprising two corporals, nine lance corporals and forty nine 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, in Maiduguri, Borno State on August four, twenty fourteen by refusing to join troops led by Colonel E.A. Aladeniyi to Maimalari Barracks in connection with an operation.

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