NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Army General, 8 other soldiers bag jail terms for coup plot

By News Express on 27/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,633

•Suspected Nigerien coup plotter, General Salou Souleymane
•Suspected Nigerien coup plotter, General Salou Souleymane

A Nigerien court jailed nine soldiers for between five and 15 years on Friday for an attempted coup against President Mahamadou Issoufou in 2015, a court document showed.

In December 2015, the government said it had foiled a coup and arrested people planning to use aerial firepower to seize control of Niger, a largely desert West African nation, a major uranium producer and Western ally against Saharan jihadists.

In the judgment read out by Judge Ibrahim Daoudika, the suspected ringleader, General Salou Souleymane, got 15 years, as did two others. Six co-conspirators received sentences ranging from five to 10 years, and another three accused were acquitted.

Issoufou was elected in 2011, one year after a coup. He was re-elected in February 2016 with 92.5 percent of the vote, after the opposition coalition boycotted the polls.

“This is not what we expected, but the court is sovereign and it judged that they conspired against the state,” lawyer Nabara Ycouba told a news conference. “The law does not allow for an appeal. I will discuss with my clients what to do.” (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 27/01/2018 10:34:20 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Britain rejects Mugabe aide for ambassador’s post

Benin Airport shut for runway repairs

Niger approves N30m for victims of Suleja flood...

Lagos Lands Bureau moves to ease transactions

Oyo releases N600m for Conditional Grant Scheme

2015 presidency: Atiku unfolds 3-point agenda

Gunmen kill 4 in Aba, injure 4 •It’s...

Ekweremadu proffers solution to attacks by herdsmen

Uncertainty in military over naming of new service...

Buratai bags Brazilian highest military honours

Biggest edible oil refinery opens for business in...

Delta workers protest irregularities in civil service promotion...

 

Latest News Investigation: Buhari lied on economy, past leaders Nigeria’s military guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity — Amnesty Int’l •Shocking details Angry Tiv youths threaten to chase herdsmen to Senegal Report banks that refuse to sell BTA/PTA forex — CBN Ikpeazu sponsors 132 trainees on groundnut production in Onitsha Transparency International restates support for Nigeria’s anti-graft war Okada Ban: 25,000 youths to lose jobs in Anambra Dogara tasks Public Complaints Commission to tackle abuse of power by security agencies Senate adopts conference committee report on 2018 Budget Child marriage: Borno Govt. to prosecute guilty parents Youths must hold government accountable — Osasu Igbenidion ImpactHER trains women to scale up business, access institutional capital

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,576 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (342,357 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,669 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (224,990 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,349 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (203,043 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (177,142 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,429 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,331 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,645 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (140,157 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,562 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (41) Business & Economy (3,156) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (854) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (498) Features (598) Global Business Monitor (274) International (1,970) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,562) Opinion (965) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,056) Religion (745) Sports (1,517) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement