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Group seeks clemency for Brigadier-Gen. Ransome-Kuti

A civil group, The Beko Rights Klub‎ has appealed to the Federal Government to grant national pardon to Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti, the son of the late…

A civil group, The Beko Rights Klub‎ has appealed to the Federal Government to grant national pardon to Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti, the son of the late activist, late Beko Ransome-Kuti.

 The group made the appeal on Thursday in Lagos at a memorial procession organised to mark 10th year anniversary of the late activist.

 In his remark, leader of the group, Comrade Debo Adeniran said the refusal of Brigadier-General Ransome-Kuti to lead his men into warfront with Boko Haram should not be seen as an act of mutiny but heroic gestures aimed at saving the lives of his officers who were with little or no firepower to withstand the insurgents.

 "We are therefore utilising this occasion of the commemoration of Beko’s passage to call on the Nigerian government to grant Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti, son of our late hero, National Pardon with regard to the case of ‘mutiny’ against him following the decision of the Military to Court martial him after the Baga massacre carried out by Boko Haram Insurgents in January 2015.

 "Brigadier General Enitan remains in imprisonment till date, even though history has absolved him," Adeniran said.

 The rights group further appealed that the Brigadier-General should be pardoned considering the revelations coming out of the on-going probe relating to the scandals surrounding arms procurement in the last administration.

 "We are strongly convinced that the revelations reeled out from the Arms procurement scandal and the DasukiGate confirm his innocence and patriotism. In fact, we believe, with those expositions, the actions of Brigadier-General Enitan and others are justiciable, reasonable and dialectical," Adeniran said.

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