Martins Idakpini, Soldier Arrested for Criticising Buratai Granted Bail After 7 Months in Detention

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – After seven years in detention, Martins Idakpini, a lance corporal arrested and for criticising Tukur Buratai, chief of army , has been granted bail.

Tope Akinyode, the soldier’s lawyer who confirmed the development, said a sitting in Sokoto ordered that Idakpini be on bail.

is a judicial process used to try members of the accused of offences.

grants bail to Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini. The court sitting in Sokoto made the order today after I argued the ,” Akinyode said, in a statement issued on Thursday.

“Idakpini was arrested for criticising army authorities. He’s been detained for 7 months without access to his family.”

Idakpini had been arrested and detained in Abuja following a made in June 2020, in which he accused Buratai of poorly managing the fight against .

In July, a in Abuja had ordered the army to grant Idakpini access to his , lawyer and relatives.

The court had also prohibited the military from further violating the soldier’s fundamental human rights in any manner.

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