The Nigerian Army confirmed yesterday that Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti was sentenced to six-months imprisonment and also dismissed from service by a military court martial.
The Army, in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, however, said reasons including “failure to perform military duties” for the Army’s decision.
The statement reads: “In reference to media enquiry on the judgment passed by a General Court Martial on Friday at Army Headquarters Garrison, I wish to confirm that one of the accused persons, Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti, was awarded the following punishments on the various count charges against him as follows:
“The first count charge, which was “cowardly behaviour”, was struck out but he was found guilty on count charge number two which was “failure to perform military duties” and was dismissed from the Nigerian Army.
“He was equally found guilty on count charge number 3 which was “miscellaneous offences relating to service property” and was awarded six months imprisonment