Army Bars Journalists From Court Martial Of Two Major-Generals

Court MartialThere will be no media coverage of the proceedings of the trial of two major generals being court-martialed in Abuja, it was observed on Monday.
The army officers on trial for undisclosed offences are Major General Patrick Falola, former commander of 68 Nigerian Army reference hospital, Yaba, and Major General Ibrahim Sani, former Chief of Army Transportation and Innovation center.
The special court martial was inaugurated at the Army Headquarters garrison, Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja on Thursday.
The spokesman of Mogadishu Cantonment Abuja, Colonel Ali Yusuf, told journalists today that they were barred from the trial so as not jeopardise operations of the army.
Yusuf, however, promised that the reporters would be briefed about the outcome of the cases later.
The court martial is headed by James Gbum, an Air Vice-Marshal.