Nigerian Army Demotes Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi After His Complaint Video Went Viral

Date: 01-12-2020 2:59 pm (4 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
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A Military Court in Abuja has convicted a former commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi, and demoted him by at least three years.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that in March, Gen Adeniyi was seen in a viral video complaining about lack of military equipment to combat Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East had gone viral online.

In the video, Gen Adeniyi also complained that insurgents were outgunning troops, and that intelligence failure was responsible for an attack by insurgents that claimed dozens of soldiers.

Military authorities, who were embarrassed by the revelations, removed Gen Adeniyi from his command position and transferred him to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja.

The Nigerian Army subsequently filed charges of military social media guideline violations against him at the court martial in Abuja.

Ruling on the matter on Monday, the military tribunal found Gen Adeniyi guilty of violating military social media guidelines and ordered that he be demoted by at least three years.

Adeniyi’s military aide, Tokunbo Obanla, who was prosecuted alongside the general, was also found guilty and sentenced to 28 days in jail with hard labour.

Obanla, whom Adeniyi said was in possession of his phone at the time of the incident, reportedly admitted to posting the video on social media in error.

Both convictions are subject to confirmation by the military board before they can take effect. Adeniyi’s lawyers said they will appeal against the tribunal judgment before higher military authorities.


Posted: at 1-12-2020 02:59 PM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 1-12-2020 03:25 PM (4 months ago)
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Posted: at 1-12-2020 03:25 PM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- titobenja at 1-12-2020 04:22 PM (4 months ago)
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EVEN AN ORDINARY CIVILIAN KNOWS THAT MILITARY ISSUES CANNOT BE AIRED INTO PUBLIC. WE ALL KNOW THAT BOKO HARAM IS ACTING UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM OGA ON TOP. MILITARY NA SECRET CULT....NO TALKING.
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- nikiniki at 1-12-2020 05:08 PM (4 months ago)
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He should know better, apart from the demotion, they will still deal with him. He'd better leave the country and seek asylum.
Posted: at 1-12-2020 05:08 PM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wazubia at 1-12-2020 07:44 PM (4 months ago)
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- topylondon at 2-12-2020 08:03 AM (4 months ago)
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Rubbish Government.
Posted: at 2-12-2020 08:03 AM (4 months ago) | Newbie
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