Navy Dismiss Officer For Sodomy

By Juliet Amaka
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The Nigerian Navy has dismissed a personnel, Sub Lieutenant V.N. Ukpawanne with service number NN/4440 for allegedly committing sodomy with a teenager (name withheld).

Ukpawanne was arraigned before a court-martial set up by the Nigerian Navy in Delta state on four counts.

He was said to have been found guilty of attempted sodomy, wrongful use of drugs, disobedience to standing order, amongs other offences.

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The offences were said to be punishable under sections 57, 95; 93; 65 (1) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.

In a report sighted by Daily Report Nigeria, the officer was awarded one-year loss of seniority, six months imprisonment, another six months imprisonment and one-year imprisonment for all four offences to run concurrently.

The report read, “Sequel to Reference A regarding NHQ approval and Confirmation of Court Martial Punishment for the officer named above who attempted to commit Sodomy amidst other offences on 27 Oct 21 with one teenager, (name withheld), close to Sapele Stadium, On 15 Aug 22 at about 1035, the officer was officially paraded and his sentences were read accordingly.

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“The charges against the officer include the following; Disobedience to Standing Order – punishable under section 57 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004, attempt to commit sodomy – punishable under section 95 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004, disgraceful conduct – punishable under Section 93 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004, wrongful use of drug/controlled substance – punishable under Section 65 (1) of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.

“Accordingly, the officer in violation of all sections listed above was awarded one year loss of seniority, six months imprisonment, another six months imprisonment and lastly one year imprisonment for all four offences. Pertinently, all imprisonment sentences are to run concurrently.

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