“It leads the Nigerian Army to be a professional and a well-disciplined force. It also builds and upholds regimentation and all ethics of the force.
“The general court-martial is recognised by the country’s law and constitution,” he said.
The GOC, however, said that the general court-martial provides justice to all – both to the accused, the state (Nigerian Army) and the entire society.
He charged the panel of the court-martial to ensure expeditious justice delivery “since justice delayed is justice denied”.
He also urged the panel not to sacrifice sound judgment and justice on the altar of expeditious or speedy justice delivery.
The eight-man panel for the General Court Martial is headed by Col. Dickson Igbokwe.