Emerging report indicates that a Court Martial in Abuja, has convicted the former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi.
The Tribunal, on Monday, found Adeniyi guilty of violating Military social media guidelines, and ordered for his demotion by at least three years.
Adeniyi’s Aide, Private Tokunbo Obanla, who was prosecuted alongside the Major-General, was also found guilty and sentenced to 28 days in jail, with hard labour.
Both convictions are subject to confirmation by the Military authorities.
Sources said that Adeniyi pleaded guilty to the 3-count charge of unlawful use of the social media, and damage to service property, amongst other issues.
The verdict comes 8 months after a video of Adeniyi complaining about a lack of Military equipment to combat Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East went viral.
He also complained that insurgents were outgunning troops, noting that Intelligence failure was responsible for an attack by insurgents that claimed dozens of Soldiers.
Embarrassed by the revelations, the Major-General was removed from the front line, and also suspended by the Military authorities.
The Nigerian Army subsequently filed charges of Military social media guideline violations against him.
Adeniyi had denied any wrongdoings, insisting that, he did not leak the video, adding that his phone was in Obanla’s custody, at the time of the incident.
Obanla had in his statement allegedly admitted to posting the video on the social media in error.
Adeniyi’s Lawyers have however, vowed to appeal the judgement.