The Nigerian Navy has dismissed three of its personnel who were arrested in June for stealing equipment stored at Mieka Jetty in Warri, where they were on guard duty. .
The three personnel; Petty Officer Ekong Samuel, Leading Seaman Elijah Sagwada and Seaman Usman Shuaibu, were also handed over to the authorities of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Okere, Warri, to continue with a five-month jail term handed down to them by the Navy Court Martial which tried their matter in Warri. .
Speaking to journalists after the de-kitting of the dismissed ratings at the base of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta in Warri, the Commander of the NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu, assured that the Nigerian Navy would not condone acts of indiscipline, neither protect any of its personnel found wanton as an officer or rating. .
Dewu, who explained that the dismissal and sentencing of the erring personnel was done in accordance to standard navy rules, said that they were not summarily tried, adding that they were given fair hearing, allowed to come with their counsels and were only dismissed and sentenced after the court martial had been satisfied that they were guilty.