OBIETONBARA OWUPELE DANIEL-KALIO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appeal here is against the judgment of a General Court Martial convened by Major -General K.T.J Minimah, General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Nigerian Army. It sat at the Headquarters of the 81 Division; Nigerian Army, Victoria Island, Lagos. The judgment of the Court was signed and dated by the Judge Advocate and the President on the 18th day of October, 2013. The Appellant Lt. Col. R.A. Ahangba was charged before the Court on four counts as follows:
(a) Count 1
(1) Statement of Offence: Conduct to the prejudice of service discipline contrary to and punishable under Section 103 (1) AFA (Cap A20) LFN 2004.
(2) Particulars of Offence: In that you on or about October 2011, pursuant to the 2011 gubernatorial elections of Bayelsa State, at Bayelsa Government House Yenegoa, suggested a project and received a sum of about One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N150,000,000.00) from the officials of Bayelsa State G…