Rivers commissioner: Army commences investigation on footage
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Rivers commissioner: Army commences investigation on footage

Mojeed Oladipupo



rivers state commissioner for education

The Nigerian Army (NA) says it has commenced a comprehensive forensic investigation of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage trending on social media, allegedly showing its personnel and other security agents invading the residence of the Rivers State Commissioner of Education, Hon. Dr. Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja.

Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director of Army Public Relations revealed this in a statement on Friday.

He said the Nigerian Army has started conducting a comprehensive forensic investigation of the footages to authenticate the validity or otherwise of the claims to guide its further actions.

The Army also reiterated its stand in view of the allegations, that its remains apolitical in the entire conduct of the 2019 General elections as severally and consistently espoused and directed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai.

Reemphasising the responsibility of the Nigerian Army in the entire electioneering process, Colonel Musa said its personnel are only to assist civil authority, Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies to provide a secure, peaceful and enabling environment for the successful and transparent conduct of the election, adding that anything beyond this is not authorized and therefore totally unacceptable by the leadership of the Nigerian Army.

“Any military personnel confirmed to be involved in any professional misconduct, such a person/s would be dealt with decisively in accordance with the law,” he said.

He also stated that the Nigerian Army requests well-meaning Nigerians to always forward genuine complaints and evidence of professional misconduct against any of its personnel for investigation and necessary action.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

1 Comment

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  1. Rosebud

    March 9, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    An accused cannot be investigator, judge, jury and executioner in his/her case or matter. Where does our constitution empower the military to arrest civilians, dabble into civilian issues or break into citizens home?

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