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Nigerian Army To Punish 13 Officers For Posting Their Wedding Photos, Video On WhatsApp

Nigerian Army To Punish 13 Officers For Posting Their Wedding Photos, Video On WhatsApp

At least thirteen officers of the Nigerian Army have been listed for punishment for violating military rules on the occasion of their wedding ceremonies.

The Nigerian Army’s disciplinary action was made public in a document seen on Sahara Reporters by  Naija News.

The document put out that the officers breached the traditions, customs, and ethics of the force with regard to military weddings after posting photos and video clips of their wedding events on social media, WhatsApp especially.

The Army asked the erring officers to act in accordance with the punishment recommended to them for the various violations.

The document concerned cited one Lt EE Ukhabi of the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport (NASST) and 12 others who acted in a manner which contradicted the code of conduct that guided their wedding ceremonies.

The document reads: “Reference A received under cover of Reference B is a military police investigation report on an alleged case of Breach of Traditions Customs and Ethics of the Nigerian Army with respect to military weddings made against Lt EE Ukhabi (N/18370) of NASST and 12 others listed at Annex A to Reference A At the end of the investigation, the officer wore indicted and recommendations were made.

“Consequently, I am directed to respectfully convey the COAS approval via References as follows: a. LE AS IN/18406) should be charged with Disobedience to Standing Order punishable under Section 5711) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004 for contravening Paragraph 11(g) of the DHQ Policy on the use of Social Media for the AFN 2018 by posting his wedding video clips on DSSC Course 25 WhatsApp forum.

“b. LEE Ukhabi (N/18370) and 12 others listed at Annex A to Reference A should be charged with Disobedience to Standing Orders punishable under Section 5711) of the AFA CAP A20 LPN 2004 for participating in paying formal hand salute and doing push-ups in honour of the bride during the wedding ceremony of L and Mrs E All in violation of Paragraph 46 of the Traditions. Customs and Ethics of the NA 2005.”

“c. Lt EE Uthabi (N/18370) and 10 others listed at Annex 3 to Reference B should be charged with Disobedience to Standing CTED RESTRICTED Orders punishable under Section 5711) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004 for contravening Paragraph 38 of the NA Dress Regulations 2005 by appearing in NA No 1 Dress without ceremonial jacket.”

Lt Col. NH Longpoe whose signature is appended on the document said in view of the violations, he is directed to forward a photocopy of Reference A and its attachments and respectfully request the erring officers to implement the recommendations contained therein as it affects their formations and units.

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