Military Court docket Martial dismisses soldier for defiling minor

A Particular Court docket Martial sitting in Maiduguri on Wednesday, dismissed Cpl. Aliyu Yakubu from service for defiling a 13-year-old lady.

Delivering judgment, the courtroom sitting at 7 Division Common Court docket Martial in Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, the President of the courtroom, Brig.- Gen. Arikpo Ekubi, sentenced Yakubu to 5 years imprisonment, NAN reviews.

The courtroom sentenced the convict after listening to 5 witnesses on the 2 counts cost of defilement and assault.

“This honourable courtroom finds you, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu responsible of the offences of defilement and assault opposite to sections 78 and 104 sub part 2a of Armed Forces Act respectively.

“The offence offends the tenet of navy regimentation and occupation that are synonymous with self-discipline and law-abiding personnel.

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“You betrayed the belief and confidence reposed in you by the Nigerian Military to make sure dignity and respect to the residents you might be employed to guard.

“Your motion is an affront to the current management of the Nigerian Military which thrives on respect for human rights {and professional} responsiveness within the discharge of its constitutional function.

“You failed to guard the rights of the weak. This quantities to taking us again to the ages of darkness and barbarism at a time the Nigerian Military is sparing no effort at safeguarding the lives of girls and kids according to international finest practices.

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“This courtroom takes it upon itself to make sure that your motion which works opposite to present finest apply is punished accordingly,” the courtroom dominated.

Ekubi, introduced 5 years for the primary depend of defilement and dismissal for the second depend of assault after counsel to the convict, Mr Babagana Zanna pleaded for leniency for the convict, nevertheless mentioned that sentences are topic to affirmation by the authorities.

The convict, who had served the navy for 11 years on July 1, 2018 at about 7 a.m in Bama city defiled the 13-year-old lady in an uncompleted constructing after rendering her unconscious.

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