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Why Army court-martialed, demoted General Adeniyi

Why Army court-martialed, demoted General Adeniyi

Major General Olusegun Adeniyi

What he said was not new at all! Yet, for stating the obvious, the Army High Command has ordered the demotion (for three years) of

Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, former Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole.

That was the verdict handed down by an army court martial on Monday, 30 November, 2020. Reason: Adeniyi was “found guilty of violating military social media guidelines”

According to a report by The Punch, Adeniyi was said to have “pleaded guilty to three-count of unlawful use of social media”. He complained in a video about poor intelligence and inadequate military equipment, even as the Army confronts insurgents on daily basis.

How did Adeniyi’s batman, Private Tokunbo Obanla, who was also found guilty and sentenced to 28 days in jail with hard labour, get involved? Whikle Adeniyi swore by all he believed in that he did not leak the video, he claimed that his phone was held by his aide. Obanla said he posted the video by mistake.

The verdicts are, however, subject to review by the Army Council

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