Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced to form a joint investigation committee after two cadets died at Ali Al-Sabah Military Academy. Sheikh Nasser also instructed the Army chief of staff Lt Gen Mohammad Al-Khader to detain some officials from Ali Al-Sabah Military Academy. The directorate of moral guidance and public relations at the defense ministry issued a statement saying that Sheikh Nasser’s instruction is to refer the detainees to the joint investigation committee to probe the occurrence of the student officer’s deaths, who passed away at the academy.
The officials from various departments were arrested namely, the commander of Ali Al-Sabah Military College and Assistant director of educational affairs. The seized were also from the Directorate of educational affairs, the arms wing commander, the students’ affairs commander and the assistant commander of the battalion. It also includes students’ affairs command officers namely, commander of the student officers, commander of the student cadets and from the weapons wing, the weapons agent and four weapons trainers.
The directorate of moral guidance and public relations said the joint investigation committee consists of the ministry of defense represented by the military judicial authority, ministry of health and ministry of justice. The committee will investigate recent and previous death cases and seek the help of other authority to get to the facts, the statement added.
The committee will submit a comprehensive report of the conclusions and recommendations to take the necessary legal action against the deaths of current and former officers at Ali Al-Sabah Military Academy and Ahmed Al-Jaber Air College, the statement noted.
Sheikh Nasser thanked Minister of Justice & Awqaf Islamic Affairs Fahd Al-Afasi and Health Minister Sheikh Basel Al-Sabah for their cooperation with the ministry of defense for forming the committee.
Courtesy: Kuwait Times