Nigerian Navy dismisses officer for attempted sodomy, drug use

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Nigerian Navy (NN) has sacked Sub Lieutenant V. N. Ukpawanne with service number NN/4440.

Ukpawanne was dismissed for attempted sodomy, use of drugs, controlled substance and disobedience to standing order.

A general court martial demoted him, ordered six-month imprisonment, another six-month imprisonment and one year imprisonment for the offences.

Ukpawanne will be handed over to Sapele Correctional Centre after his medical clearance from the Naval Medical Centre.

The court martial found the convict guilty of attempt to sexually assault a teenager near Sapele Stadium on 27th October, 2021.

The officer was paraded and his sentences read accordingly on 15th August, 2022.

The charges were attempt to commit sodomy– punishable under section 95 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004, disobedience to standing order– which violated section 57 of the AFA CAP A20 LFN 2004.

Others included 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.

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