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At Last, Soldier Who Was Arrested For Criticizing COAS Tukur Buratai Has Been Granted Bail After 7 Months In Detention

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Martins Idakpini, the lance corporal who was arrested and detained for criticising chief of army staff Tukur Buratai, has been granted bail after 7 months in detention. 

The soldier was arrested and detained in Abuja after a video which was made in June 2020 went viral. In the video, he accused Buratai of poorly managing the fight against insurgency.

Idakpini’s lawyer, Tope Akinyode said a court martial sitting in Sokoto ordered his release on bail.  Akinyode said in a statement issued on Thursday January 14.  Read below..

“Court martial grants bail to Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini. The court sitting in Sokoto made the order today after I argued the bail application. 

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

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