Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi has been convicted by a military court in Abuja, Peoples Gazette learnt on Monday.
Mr. Adeniyi was found guilty of violating military social media guidelines and ordered to be demoted by at least three years by the military tribunal that heard the matter in the nation’s capital.
Tokunbo Obanla, a Nigerian Army private who was arraigned alongside the military chief, was also found guilty and sentenced to 28 days of hard labour.
Both convictions would take effect subject to confirmation by the military board.
The verdict came about seven months after a video went viral on social media of Mr. Adeniyi complaining about a dearth of serviceable military equipment to combat Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast.
The major-general was summarily suspended from work by the Nigerian Army, which subsequently filed charges of military social media guideline violations against him.
The major-general strongly denied wrongdoings, with his lawyers saying today’s tribunal judgement would be appealed to higher military authorities.
Rivers Govt Commences Admission Into Madrid Football Academy
COVID-19: Akwa Ibom PDP Chairman Is Dead
Okorocha Says APC Was Hurriedly Arranged, Criticises Buhari Adminstration
PTF: Another Lockdown? Never!
Electronic Voting System Campaign Movement: Ibibi Tienabeso Unveils Administrative Structure
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S21 Series Smartphone In Nigeria
COVID-19: Trump Lifts Travel Ban From Europe, Brazil, As Biden’s Aides Kicks
BREAKING: Olu Of Warri Is Dead
Delta Schools To Begin Second Term January 11
CSP Erhabor Who Rejected N864M Bribe Resigns From Police After 30 Years Of Service…See Reason
Plaza Dedication: Ogboru Names Building After Late Mother
COVID-19: DTSG Orders Night Clubs To Shut Down From Dec 25, Releases New Guidelines For Churches, Others
Abraka: Suspected Yahoo Boy Caught Trying To Dispose Corpse Of Girlfriend After Allegedly Killing Her
We’ll Soon Start War In Edo —Herdsmen
Politics18 hours ago
Obaseki’s UI Certificate Saga Resurfaces At Election Tribunal, As Forensic Expert Testifies
News23 hours ago
NDE: President Buhari Approves Keyamo’s Nomination Of Fikpo As Acting DG
News20 hours ago
Okowa Deplores Rising Attacks On Clergy Men, Worship Centres
News22 hours ago
Again, EFCC Arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’ On Fresh N41.7M Fraud Charge
News23 hours ago
BREAKING: Akeredolu Orders Herders To Leave Ondo Forest Reserves, Bans Night Grazing