By Dauda Iliya
The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General Abdul Wahab Eyitayo has inaugurated a Special Court Martial to try erring personnel under the Division.
At a ceremony in Maiduguri, General Eyitayo assured that the Court will deliver on the task of ensuring that Justice is done dispassionately and professionally.
The GOC who is also the Commander Sector 1 Operation Hadin Kai disclosed that emphasis shall be laid on statute laws and the traditional military regimentation with due adherence to fair hearing requirement as enshrined in the Constitution.
He further implore the Court to carry out its duties objectively and justifiably.
“we are here for you, we will listen to your complains and attend to every issue brought forth” The GOC added.
The President of the Special Court Martial, Brigadier General Edward Ojabo assured the GOC of the Court’s objectivity and fairness.
Similarly, the Acting Director Legal Services, Lieutenant Colonel Chukwudi Okonkwo urged the Court to look at Justice from a holistic view and employ global best practices.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Principal Staff Officers, Formations and unit Commanders of 7 Division, Judge Advocate, members of the Special Court Martial, the Prosecuting and Defence Counsel.