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Say what? After the recent death verdict to the 54 soldiers who refused to join the anti-boko haram operation, the Nigerian military court-martial sitting in Abuja has sentenced another group of four soldiers, accused of mutiny, to death by firing squad.
The court delivered its judgment Wednesday night in another case involving five soldiers – Bankole Taiwo (lance corporal), Ayodele Olawale (lance corporal), Isaiah Olofu (lance corporal) and Adebayo Gbenga (private) were convicted and sentenced to death while Sule Ochehepo (lance corporal) was discharged and acquitted.
Femi Falana (SAN), Lawyer and Human Rights activist, for the sake of Justice considers the trial as unfair treats and implored the military officials to change the judgement from death sentence to imprisonment. It was reported from a reliable source that one of the soldiers stated his reasons for disobedience was that the authorities could not provide the needed equipment to fight Boko Haram.. “We ask for weapon instead they gave us death sentence.” he said