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Gen Malu and his unconfirmed verdict on Gen Oladipo Diya and others

General Samuel Victor Leonard Malu, CFR (1947-2017), who died in Cairo, Egypt recently will be more remembered for his role as the President of the Special Military Tribunal that tried Lt.General Oladipo Diya (73), the then number two man in the country and others in 1998, than his tenure, as Chief of Army Staff under President Olusegun Obasanjo. Those close to him maintained that he was a General who had courage.

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Past and present wahala of Decree 34 of 1966 (3)

THE former Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Gabriel Chike Michael Onyiuke (SAN), told me during the Constituent Assembly session in Lagos in 1978 that the former Head of State, Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (1924-1966) as the Supreme Commander and Head of the Supreme Military Council in 1966 had all the powers then to promulgate Decree 34 without bringing the Decree to the Supreme Council for discussion.

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