Release and reinstatement of Brig.Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti ordered by Army Council

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The Nigeria Army Council has ordered the release and reinstatement of Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti who has been under house arrest at an army barrack in Abuja.

This is contained in a confidential memo obtained by Sahara Reporters.
The memo also included an order from the council of a reduction in Enitan Kuti’s rank from Brigadier General to Colonel.
 

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Photo: The memo from the Nigeria Army Council

Brigadier General Kuti, the son of human rights activist, Beko Ransome-Kuti and nephew of Fela Kuti was arrested in January 2015 and tried for cowardly behaviour and accused of abandoning his duty post in Baga where he was commander of a joint multinational task force which resulted in Boko Haram militants’ attack and capture of Baga.  

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Photo: Brigadier Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti

The court martial also accused him of failure to account for the weapons and ammunitions under his supervision which includes three multipurpose light-armoured towing vehicles (MTLB in Russian), three rocket-propelled grenade launchers, two pan herd and three Sagie.

The Brigadier General was represented at the court-martial by human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana.

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