A Court Martial has convicted an erstwhile Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi.
The court found the army general guilty of violating the military’s rules against social media guidelines and ordered him to be demoted by at least three years.
Also charged alongside the general was his aide, Private Tokunbo Obanla, who got 28 days in jail with hard labour.
Military authorities still have to confirm both convictions.
The Punch quoted unnamed sources privy to the matter as saying that Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi pleaded guilty to three-court charges bordering on social media guidelines violation, damage to property, among others.
Recall that the general was removed from his post earlier this year after a viral video on social media showed him complaining bitterly about troops’ inability to effectively combat Boko Haram terrorists due to poor weapons and intelligence.
He later explained that his aide leaked the video without his knowledge or permission.
But military authorities embarrassed by the incident suspended Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi and filed charges against him.
However, Obanla allegedly admitted in a statement to the military that he leaked the video in error.
The army general’s counsels have vowed to appeal the conviction.
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