- Quashes prison sentence
To be released and posted out from custody
By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Army Council has commuted the dismissal of Brig-Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti of the Nigerian Army (NA) to a reduction in rank to Colonel with four years seniority. It has also quashed his six months imprisonment with immediate effect from October 15, 2015.
This decision was contained in circular obtained by THISDAY on Wednesday dated March 1, 2016 and signed by Col. ON Taiwo on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
According the circular, the Council took the decision in its last meeting on February 22, 2016 after reviewing the judgement of the Special Court Martial (SCM) that tried Ransome-Kuti on a three-count charges of for Failure to Perform Military Duties and Miscellaneous Offences Relating to Service Property.