The Burden of Police-Army Cable Scandal

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The refusal of the Nigerian Army to release names of the solders that provided

protection to vandals who stole underground cables belonging to Peace Satellite

Communications limited six months after their arrest is threatening justice and

raising questions of whether the Army is above the Constitution of Nigeria

By Ovie Edomi

If Barrister Livingstone Oreye, chairman, Peace Global Satellite Communication limited, a landline telephone provider around Ogba, Ojodu and Omole Phases 1 and 2 respectively, had his way, as it is in sane societies, he would be thanking both the Army high command and the Inspector – General of Police. This will be for persecuting the civilians alleged to have removed underground cable valued at over N63 million as at the time of purchase in 2004, in collaboration with some soldiers from OP-MESSA, precisely 9th Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment.

The Punch Newspaper first published the story after which this magazine conducted a detailed interview with the 9th Brigade personnel as well as contacted the police but

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