Tukur Buratai Issues Warning To Lawyers
The Nigerian army has issued a directive mandating all civilian lawyers appearing before its Special Court Martial to be robed.
This was contained in a convening order for the SCM sent by chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai.
Buratai cited Section 131 (2)(d) of the Armed Forces Act Cap A20 laws of the federation of Nigeria.
He added that the SCM will assemble at the Army Headquarters Garrison Conference Hall at Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja.
Aside the civilian lawyers, the order stated that: “All officers are to wear No. 4 dress while soldiers are to wear No. 5 dress throughout the duration of the court.”
“All lawyers are to be robed. However, serving officers and soldiers who are lawyers have the option of wearing either No. 4 and 5 dress respectively,” Buratai added.