Navy Chief Vows to Sanction Corrupt, Erring Personnel


Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. James Oluwole, has warned that officers and ratings found guilty of gross misconduct would be dismissed from service.

Oluwole gave the charge on Tuesday while addressing troops during his familiarisation tour of navy formations and units in Port Harcourt.

He said severe sanctions would also be meted out to personnel found to be involved in corrupt practices and total disregard to military laws.

His words: “Under my watch, there will be zero tolerance to criminality, indiscipline, disobedience of military laws and lack of respect for the rule of law.

“I have a dislike for indiscipline. Commanders will be empowered to do summary trials according to military regulations.”