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Boko Haram: Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti Sentenced to 6 Months

 

Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti has been sentenced to six months in prison for acts of cowardice committed during the war against Boko Haram.

According to Military regulations, Brigadier General Enitan Ransome Kuti will be dismissed from the Army if the sentence pronounced on him by a military court in Abuja on Thursday 15th of October 2015, is confirmed by the Nigerian Army. He was accused of failing to perform his military duties during the fight against Boko Haram which resulted in the militants’ capture of Baga, the center of a multinational force.

Other charges includes that; Brigadier General Kuti failed to account for the weapons and ammunition under his supervision, rendering the army useless and ineffective the battle for Baga

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Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti denied all the charges. His Counsel Femi Falana presented several statements from the rank and file of Soldiers stationed at Baga at the time of attack by Boko Haram.

Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti is the son of the late human rights activist, Beko Ransome Kuti.

 

 

Maxwell Ashiuloka.

 

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