Five More Soldiers Arraigned In Abuja Over Mutiny

Military authorities at the Army Headquarters Garrison, Mogadishu cantonment Abuja have arraigned five more soldiers on mutiny charges, according to reports emanating from the military sources.
The soldiers, according to reports, were arraigned in camera on Tuesday on two count charges of conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny, as part of the ongoing trial of soldiers from the 7 division of the Nigerian army in Maiduguri, Borno state.
The set of soldiers were alleged to have committed the offences in October of 2013.
Reports made available to The Street Journal said the arraigned soldiers were part of those who fired gun shots into the air after receiving news of the killings of their colleagues by Boko Haram, during a counter terrorism operations in the north east.
The five soldiers all Lance Corporals pleaded not guilty to the offences, according to reports.
The soldiers are being represented by led defence counsel Femi Falana, among others.
Army authorities had barred journalists from covering the ongoing trial of soldiers brought from the 7 division ‎of the Nigeria army in Maiduguri, after 59 soldiers were recently arraigned on similar charges

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