A Nigerian soldier who was tried by the Theatre Command Special Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, has been dismissed for raping and assaulting a 14-year-old female internally displaced person (IDP).The soldier who was dismissed for raping and assaulting a 14-year-old female IDP was identified as flight lieutenant Martins Owerrem, and he was charged with three counts of disobedience to standing order, assault, and defilement.
President of the Court, Major General Yakubu Auta who delivered judgement on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, disclosed that the accused testified that he slapped, dragged and inserted his finger into the private parts of the victim. He ruled;
“In view of this, the honourable court is convinced that the accused person defiled the girl. On count three, the accused testified that he slapped and dragged the victim, and also confessed that he inserted his finger into her private parts.”The finding of this honourable court clearly shows that you are guilty on counts 1 and 3, but on the second count charge, the court finds you not guilty.”