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Falana wants convicted soldiers granted presidential pardon

18 January 2016, 16:04

Lagos - Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant presidential pardon to the soldiers convicted for mutiny by a military court martial, Premium Times reports.

Falana‎ said this in a petition addressed to President Buhari

He said the findings of the Arms Procurement Panel, instituted by Buhari, had vindicated the soldiers.

Also read: Recalled soldiers sent back to fight Boko Haram

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated that the president himself had admitted in a BBC Hausa Service on December 28 that the soldiers who were convicted for mutiny were ill-equipped.

Last year, Yussuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, ordered the immediate reinstatement of about 3 000 soldiers dismissed by the previous administration over the same offence.

Read more at Premium Times

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