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12 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Mutiny Kept In Underground Cell In Lagos About To Die – Falana

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12 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Mutiny Kept In Underground Cell In Lagos About To Die – Falana

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Sunday May 17, 2015 – 12 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Mutiny Starving, About To Die Of Hunger Inside Lagos Underground Military Cell – Falana

Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Mutiny Kept In Underground Military Cell In Lagos About To Die Of Starvation & Hunger – Falana

Popular Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana yesterday said that the twelve soldiers condemned to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram last year September are about about to die inside the underground cell they’re being kept in Lagos State.

In an exclusive chat with Sahara, Falana said the military has denied them right to appeal their convictions.

He said the convicts last ate food more than 7 days ago.

In his words;

 “I am in touch with them (the soldiers) and I am taking up their basic complaints, which is that they are currently being starved and dehumanised by the military authorities that are supposed to have taken them to the jailhouse, having convicted them. But they are being kept in an underground cell somewhere in Lagos.

“Under the Armed Forces Act, soldiers who are convicted and sentenced by the court martial are entitled to appeal to the Court of Appeal after the authorities might have confirmed the sentences. In this particular instance, these 12 soldiers are among 66 that have been convicted and sentenced to death.

“The Chief of Army Staff ought to have confirmed the sentences since November (2015) in the case of the 12. And in the case of the 54 others, it should have been February, since they were convicted in December (2014). In other words, confirmation or review should take place less than two months after conviction.”

“The soldiers did not commit mutiny. They were asking for weapons to fight Boko Haram and Section 217 of the Nigerian Constitution says the government of Nigeria shall equip them adequately. In this case, the government failed in its responsibility to equip the army and simply asked these boys to commit suicide,”.

Why is the Command in chief himself, Goodluck Jonathan refusing to intervene in this matter.

The Boko Haram allies inside the military are seeking to kill these brave heroes because they have seen their secrets.

God please watch over them.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. phillips Manase

    May 17, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    Jonathan is like a silent military dictator, he should go into exile please Buhari and other well meaning Nigerians come to their rescue

  2. eze Patrick

    May 17, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    I am one of jonathans fans who supported him from his promotion to his demotion but i refuse to join his ugly act towards our military personnel this is an ad hock and barbaric practice from the federal government and we can’t accept this. Jonathan should do something about it.

  3. JOHN PAUL

    May 17, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Hmmmmn! its annoying and i can assure u dat d blood of dis brave patriots will be traced 2 d hand of whoever shall execute them by d almighty God, of a truth d kind of riffles dat dos BH ar using is not something dat d armies or dos waging war against dem shud leave anytin 2 chance

  4. Grace

    May 17, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    So this is also happening to Nigeria as well. If is in Indonesia they will say they are wicket now is Nigerians killing their own people. Sad. Shame.

  5. p a salami

    May 17, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Haba, this is appalling to our fellow country men who fought for our country Nigeria when there is war and secondly at the same they use them as shield to other neibouring countrys for peace keeping. WHAT is their offence for not fighting BOKO haram without instrument for facing terrorists. please we are appealing to whom it may concern @ present to forgive and pardon them for GOD sake. This is a bit harse they are not robbers, in other Western world such a thing can never happens please free those who are concerned .

  6. ben

    May 18, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    please international community should see and help these soldiers because their lives are at stalk.

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