Produce indicted soldiers for trial, Falana tells AGF


MILITARY’S special court, court-martial, is not constitutionally-empowered to try offences of terrorism with which indicted soldiers in the trial of kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (alias Wadume) were charged, leading lawyer, Femi Falana, said on Sunday.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in a statement disproved the assertion of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, that military authorities have the option of subjecting the alleged killer-soldiers to court-martial, instead of releasing them directly for trial by the Federal High Court.

Falana said: “The AttorneyGeneral of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Malami, was reported to have…

Source: Nigerian Tribune