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Two Air Force Personnel Imprisoned With Hard Labour For Flogging Civilian – NAF

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed that two of it’s personnel have been sentenced tobe14-days in imprisonment with hard labour for flogging a civilian.

In a video which went viral on social media, the duo were seen flogging a civilian.

Spokesman for the Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmed this, said it’s personnel were tried in Abuja and found guilty of assault.

He said, “Two @NigAirForce personnel seen flogging a civilian in a video on 30 Aug 19 were tried today by the CO Personnel Services Wing, 053 NAF Camp Abuja for Assault contrary to Section 104 of Armed Forces Act CAP 20 LFN 2004.

“They were found guilty and awarded 14 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL), to be served in a NAF detention facility. Apart from serving the IHL, the award has the added factor of being a ‘Regimental Entry’, which would have grave consequences for their career prospects.

“Pursuant to Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiqu’s directives, the Commander 053 NAF Camp held an interactive session with personnel to reiterate the need to uphold the high professional & ethical standards the Service is known for. Similar sessions are also being held in all NAF units nationwide.

“Please be assured that Nigeria Air Force will continue to ensure that its personnel operate within the ambits of extant local and international laws while upholding the rights and liberties of all Nigerians, in its efforts to ensure the security and development of a united Nigeria.”