Nigerian Army Releases Wife Of Soldier Who Blasted Buratai In Viral Video


The Nigerian Army has finally bowed to pressure and freed Victoria, the detained wife of Lance Corporal Martins Idakpani.

This comes nine days after the woman was unlawfully held by the Army in a military guardroom.

It is understood that she was released on Tuesday night but her phone was said to be confiscated.

Her husband had blasted the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, in a viral video over the shoddy handling of the war against Boko Haram terrorists.

The army had arrested Mrs Idakpini after she granted a media interview, calling for the release of her husband.

Her release came after a human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, threatened to file a lawsuit against the Nigerian Army over the unlawful detention of the couple.

The lawyer later instituted the lawsuit against the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff, and the Attorney General of the Federation, urging the Federal High Court to grant unconditional release of the Martins and his wife.

The lawsuit would continue notwithstanding Victoria’s release, he said.

Martins is still been held. In the video he had challenged the army authorities to court marshal him.

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