Nigerian Army Sets Up Panel To Probe Officers

Nigerian Army Sets Up Panel To Probe Officers

The Nigerian Army has set up a high powered Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate alleged malpractices and involvement of its officers in the 2014 gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states , Premium Times reports.

Nigerian Army Sets Up Panel To Probe Officers
Colonel Sani Usman, the acting director of army public relations

This was contained in a statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in Abuja on Tuesday, October 20.

Usman, said that the board would investigate the alleged unethical conduct of some Nigerian Army personnel during the elections in both states.

He said: "As part of its Terms of Reference, the BOI is also to review the involvement of the Nigerian Army formations/units and its personnel in elections and other duties in aid to civil authority. The essence of the investigation is to prevent future unprofessional conduct by officers and men in the performance of constitutional roles."

The Nigerian Army has  also charged the board to investigate similar instances in any other state in the country where other allegations of misconduct were made during the 2015 general elections.

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SaharaReporters in February 2015, posted audio recordings of some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with some army officers on how to use the military to rig the gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states in 2014.

The audio recordings were leaked by Sagir Koli, a Captain in the 32nd Artillery Brigade stationed in Ekiti state.

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Since then there had been calls by the former opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and civil society organisation for the federal government to investigate the matter and prosecute those involved.


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