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Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by exlink10(m): 6:14am On Mar 03, 2016
Quashes prison sentence
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Army Council has commuted the dismissal of Brig-Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti to a demotion to the rank of colonel with four years seniority.

It also quashed his six months imprisonment with immediate effect from October 15, 2015.
This decision was contained in a circular obtained by THISDAY wednesday dated March 1, 2016 and signed by Col. O. N. Taiwo on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

According to the circular, the council took the decision in its last meeting on February 22, 2016, after reviewing the judgment of the Special Court Martial (SCM) that tried Ransome-Kuti on a three-count charge for Failure to perform military duties and miscellaneous offences relating to service property.

The army had on October last year dismissed Brig-Gen. Ransome-Kuti, and sentenced him to six months imprisonment through General Court-Martial (GCM) by the Army Headquarters Garrison (AHQ), due to the alleged offences committed during his command of military operations in Baga Borno State, early this year.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed the decision, explained that the sentence was not due to acts of cowardice, which was struck out, but hinged on several other offences that depict unprofessional conducts.

He said: “I wish to confirm that one of the accused persons, Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti, was awarded the following punishments on the various count charges against him as follows:
The first count charge which was cowardly behaviour, was struck out but was found guilty on count charge number two, which was failure to perform military duties and was dismissed from the Nigerian army.”

The army spokesman had stated that Ransom-Kuti “was equally found guilty on count charge number three, which was miscellaneous offences relating to service property and was awarded six months imprisonment.”

However, the army council had in the latest circular commuted the dismissal to lower rank and quashed his incarceration, ordering that Ransome-Kuti be released and posted out of custody.
Meanwhile, Usman is yet to confirm and respond to the inquiries if the Army has complied with the circular titled: army council decision for Implementation: Brig-Gen. EA Ransome-Kuti (N/8301), with references: A. AHQ GAR/G1/300/47 dated 26 June 15; and B. HQ DLS/A/G1/300/54 dated February 26, 2016.

Part of the circular read: “A Special Court Martial (SCM) was convened vide reference A to try the above named senior officer. He was arraigned on a three-count charges for Failure to perform military duties and miscellaneous offences Relating to service property. He was tried but was discharged and acquitted on count 1. He was however found guilty on count 2 and 3 by the SCM that tried him. He was thus awarded dismissal from the army on count 2 and six months imprisonment on count 3.

“Consequently, I am directed to inform you that reference B has conveyed to this Headquarters that the army council in its last meeting on February 22, 2016, confirmed the conviction of the accused senior officer on count two but commuted the sentence of dismissal to reduction in rank from Brigadier-General to Colonel with four years seniority WEF October 15, 2015. The council also quashed the finding of guilt and the award of six months imprisonment by the SCM on count three and replaced same with finding of “not guilty”. The senior officer was thus discharged and acquitted on count three WEF October 15, 2015.

“Accordingly, I am directed to request AHQ GAR to release the senior officer from close custody. I am also to request AHQ MS to post him out of jurisdiction.”

Ransome-Kuti was accused of dereliction of duties, which allegedly led to the capture of Baga and newly acquired weaponry by the Boko Haram terrorists.

The senior officer who was represented by the Lagos-based lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), was also alleged to have upon investigations, failed to account for the arms and ammunition under his supervision.

Meanwhile, the army last night confirmed the decision to commute of Ransome-Kute to demotion.
While responding to THISDAY enquiries, the Director of Public Relations, AHQ Garrison, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, confirmed that decision of army council had commuted the conviction to demotion.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/03/03/army-commutes-gen-ransome-kutis-dismissal-to-reduction-in-rank/

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by HungerBAD: 6:15am On Mar 03, 2016
Really?

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Pangea: 6:31am On Mar 03, 2016
If you are not well connected in Nigeria
And you find yourself in trouble?
You are a goner!

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by bisola99: 7:39am On Mar 03, 2016
I believe his rank should be reinstated back to him, IF NOT it shows their is a northern agenda underneath!

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by nogames: 8:04am On Mar 03, 2016
Finding of no guilt... Discharged and acquitted but DERANKED, on what ground? Falana will still drag them to court again

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Omololu007(m): 8:14am On Mar 03, 2016
Pangea:
If you are not well connected in Nigeria And you find yourself in trouble? You are a goner!

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by hucienda: 10:58am On Mar 03, 2016
chai...

But really the Nigerian Army fall the General hand by coming public saying he was a coward. I can't for the life of me imagine a soldier- let alone a General- display cowardice.

Now the humiliation is complete- taken further steps by his arrest and subsequent release, and now his demotion.

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by scholes0(m): 10:58am On Mar 03, 2016
What is his offence?
Oh...I don see am. If he deserves his punishment, then so be it.
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by otijah(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
Why the demoting again, that means the release they released him is not from their minds
Buhari Sef

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by jideflash(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
u see
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by MrFootball(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
hmmm
seems to me dat buhari is out to witch-hunt those who offended him during his dictatorship..
Eg Dansuki
am sure dis guy is passing 2ru all dis because fela dealt wi Buhari 2ru his songs, and his brothers Beko etc were civil rights activists.

What a bitter/unforgiving old man we have as our president!!

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Nobody: 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
In Fela's voice "Zombies" !!!

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Horlawale1(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
Naija my country
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by pasol4real(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
Coward from the land of the South waaste
In a serious country he will be hanged.

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by hezy4real01(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
Femi should call for a redress naw

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by NOC1(m): 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
Pangea:
If you are not well connected in Nigeria
And you find yourself in trouble?
You are a goner!
Are you saying He is not well connected? I disagree walahi.

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Lexusgs430: 10:59am On Mar 03, 2016
Simply resign and head to court!!!

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by thefakestan: 11:00am On Mar 03, 2016
Well this was on FP a couple of days ago.






ThefakeStan
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by gbaskiboy(m): 11:00am On Mar 03, 2016
Ok..... Continue
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by henrygale(m): 11:01am On Mar 03, 2016
Torh.
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by 1Dray(m): 11:01am On Mar 03, 2016
nogames:
Finding of no guilt... Discharged and acquitted but DERANKED, on what ground? Falana will still drag them to court again

Iffa hear.
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Maccoy1(m): 11:02am On Mar 03, 2016
If fanalana Doesn't fight for this one then He's just a noisemaker as NOI referred to him

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by duality(m): 11:03am On Mar 03, 2016
Really?

The man go be like

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by amunkita(m): 11:03am On Mar 03, 2016
Why Colonel Why not Sergeant....

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by MrFootball(m): 11:04am On Mar 03, 2016
pasol4real:
Coward from the land of the South waaste In a serious country he will be hanged.
nawa for u ooo, so u actually believe all dos trumped up charges??

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by jane0000(f): 11:04am On Mar 03, 2016
pasol4real:
Coward from the land of the South waaste
In a serious country he will be hanged.
But he didn't run to Abidjan na. cheesy

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by rawtouch: 11:04am On Mar 03, 2016
Next time don't do that again
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by callJesu: 11:04am On Mar 03, 2016
Ok
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by crestedaguiyi: 11:04am On Mar 03, 2016
he was a coward so no cause for alarm

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by eslathomas(m): 11:06am On Mar 03, 2016
[color=#000000][/color]This STINKS! angry
Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by Lawalemi(m): 11:06am On Mar 03, 2016
Better than sack

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Re: Nigerian Army Demotes Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Late Fela’s Nephew by sawyer89: 11:06am On Mar 03, 2016
The Ransome-Kuti I know was fearless, bold and courageous!

God rest your soul Anikulapo.

Too bad the General is the opposite of his great Uncle.

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