Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini has been serving punishment in Sokoto military base. His arrest was ordered by Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. Martin was arrested due to a trendy video he posted in June criticizing Buratai on how Buratai has failed the Nigerian Army and inability to bring down Boko Haram
The head of the barracks, Colonel Yabaji order about eight soldiers to torture him for disrespecting Buratai.
High ranked military personnel reveal that Idakpini had been stopped from medical treatment despite his serious health challenge.
Tope Akinyode, the Human rights lawyer, had received the Abuja Federal High Court order mandating the army to allow Martins Idakpini to see his loved once but the order was turned down by the military