Boko Haram: Army clears the air on conviction and dismissal of General Ransome-Kuti

Posted by News Express | 17 October 2015 | 3,218 times

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The Nigerian Army late this morning cleared the air on the conviction, by a court martial, of Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti in connection with the loss of Baga in Borno State, North-East Nigeria, to Boko Haram insurgents in January.

Ag Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a text message quoted by PRNigeria: “In reference to media enquiry on the judgement passed by a General Court Martial yesterday at Army Headquarters Garrison refers. I wish to confirm that one of the accused persons, Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti was awarded the following punishments on the various count charges against him as follows;

“The first count charge which was “Cowardly Behaviour” was struck out but he was found guilty on Count Charge Number Two which was “Failure to Perform Military Duties” and was Dismissed from the Nigerian Army.

“He was equally found guilty on Count Charge Number 3 which was “Miscellaneous Offences Relating to Service Property” and was awarded 6 Months imprisonment.”

•Photo shows Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti.

Source: News Express

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