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Friday, 15 January 2021

Soldier Arrested For Criticizing COAS Tukur Buratai Has Been Granted Bail


 Martins Idakpini, the lance corporal who was arrested and detained for criticising chief of army staff Tukur Buratai, has been granted bail after 7 months in detention. 


 


The soldier was arrested and detained in Abuja after a video which was made in June 2020 went viral. In the video, he accused Buratai of poorly managing the fight against insurgency. 


 


Idakpini's lawyer, Tope Akinyode said a court martial sitting in Sokoto ordered his release on bail. Akinyode said in a statement issued on Thursday January 14. Read below..


 


“Court martial grants bail to Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini. The court sitting in Sokoto made the order today after I argued the bail application. 


“Idakpini was arrested for criticising army authorities. He’s been detained for 7 months without access to his family.”

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