Army Inaugurates General Court Martial to Try Erring Personnel

Army Inaugurates General Court Martial to Try Erring Personnel

In a bid to uphold discipline and professionalism within the military ranks, Headquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army has inaugurated a General Court Martial at Rhino Officers Mess, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

Convened by Major General AE Abubakar, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), the Court Martial aims to address various offences and unprofessional conducts among officers and soldiers.

Brigadier General Liafis Bello mni, President of the General Court Martial, stressed the importance of discipline and professionalism within the Nigerian Army, underlining the court’s adherence to principles of natural justice, equity, and fairness.

Major Aminu Mansur Mairuwa, Acting Deputy Director Legal Services 3 Division, emphasized the Court Martial’s role in enforcing discipline and accountability, revealing that an officer and 16 soldiers will face trial for offences including murder and arms dealing.

Major Nasir Abdullahi, the Judge Advocate, reaffirmed the Nigerian Army’s dedication to discipline and professionalism, highlighting the Court Martial as a testament to the military’s commitment to justice and integrity.

Barrister Azi Aware, Chairman Nigerian Bar Association, praised the Army’s internal mechanisms for addressing misconduct, expressing confidence in the military’s ability to protect law-abiding citizens.

The event culminated in the inauguration of the President of the General Court Martial, Judge Advocate, and other court officials, marking a significant step in ensuring accountability and upholding the rule of law within the Nigerian Army.

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