Judge berates Nigerian Army, orders reinstatement of sacked

The National Industrial Court has ordered the Nigerian Army to reinstate another senior officer, Muhammed Suleiman. This is the fifth such judgement since the military authorities illegally dismissed several officers in 2016.

Justice Sanusi Kado delivered the judgement on Wednesday at the headquarters of the industrial court in Abuja.

The judge held that the compulsory retirement of Mr Suleiman, a Colonel, had no basis, is null and void and of no effect.

He said the army has not proved anything that would warrant the dismissal of the claim by Mr Suleiman.

Mr Suleiman, like several others, was never queried nor indicted by the army before he was arbitrarily forced out of service.

The judge ordered the army to reinstate the officer and pay him all his entitlements up to the date of…

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