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Army court-martials Major General over missing N400m •Blow-by-blow account

By News Express on 17/09/2019

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Welcome to live updates on Nigerian Army Court-Martial of Major General Hakeem Otiki over alleged N400million theft earlier today in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Major General Hakeem Otiki is a former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 division.

12:45pm

Major-General Otiki  wheeled into the command officer’s mess. This is premises of the court marshal.

Journalists were prevented from taking close shots of him.

12:49 pm

The general undergoing medical examination but it was not clear why.

12:56pm

The panel of the court marshal arrived into the venue.

01:01pm

Okechukwu Adinu appeared for General Otiki. He asked that the General be allowed to sit throughout the trial.

01:10pm

Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun is the President of the tribunal.

01:20pm

Five soldiers were confirmed to have stolen the money while on escort duty from Sokoto to Kaduna State in the first week of July.

The former GOC had reportedly asked the soldiers to escort the money and deliver it to a Very Important Personality (VIP) in Kaduna.

01:23 pm

The defendant objected to General Adeosun as President of the Tribunal because he felt he would not get a fair trial under the leadership of General Adeosun.

According to him, the President of the Court Marshal and the defendant have a long-standing grudge.

01:26 pm

Lawyer to the defendant said it’s a fact that the defendant conducted several operations that were directly under the office of the President of the Court Marshal, General Adeosun which are operations that will come up during the trial making the president an interested party.

He also said that the defendant inherited the soldiers that were under the command of the President when he was in charge of division 8.

01:27 pm

The lawyer added that as such, there's no way the soldiers and the operations and their days in the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) will not come up in the trial.

He, therefore, asked the president to recuse himself from the trial.

01:28pm

Journalists were sent out from continued hearing of the trial.

As at this time, it was not clear  whether the President of the court marshal, Adeosun will rescue himself or continue presiding over the trial.

Details later... (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 17/09/2019 7:27:27 PM

 

 

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