One Fafana Sekon was today arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates' Court, for allegedly seeking a volunteer to bomb the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos for the Boko-Haram sect.
Police Prosecutor Danjuma Etobi told the court that the suspect was arrested on Sept. 5, 2011 by the operatives of Lagos CID Annex, attached to Area G, Ogba Police Station, Lagos.
He said the patrol team found a text message sent by the accused to his friends through his blackberry chat, informing them of the plot.
"Boko Haram has offered to pay $5 million to anybody that would volunteer to bomb down the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos."
Etobi said the accused was charged with belonging to an unlawful society which contravened section 97B of the Penal Code Law.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge but Chief Magistrate Okeagu Azubuike ordered he be remanded in prison custody.
The case was adjourned to Dec.1 , for hearing.
Meanwhile, three men suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect have been arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates' Court for various offences.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two of the suspects were arraigned together while the other appeared alone.
All the suspects, who were arraigned before the court presided over by Mr Okeagu Azubuike, pleaded not guilty, while the court ordered they be remanded in prison custody.
Nama Abdullahi, who was arraigned alone before the court was accused of belonging to the Boko Haram sect and participating in the Maiduguri crises.
Police Prosecutor Danjuma Etobi, said that on Sept 28, 2011, a team of detectives arrested the accused based on information that he is a "notorious member of Boko Haram."
He said the accused who lives opposite Nigerian Railway Corporation quarters, Tudun Wada Argungu, Kebbi confessed to have joined and retained membership of the sect since 2009.
Etobi said the accused was charged with belonging to an unlawful society, contrary to provisions of section 33(1) (A) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act of the Federation, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty while the case was adjourned to Dec. 1, for further hearing.
One Abdullahi Bello and Ahmed Ibrahim, who were also arraigned before the court, were accused of belonging to the Boko-Haram sect and giving false information.
Bello who lives at Pilot Science Primary School Gwagwalada and Ibrahim who lives at House No. 38, Road III, opposite 3rd Avenue, Gwarimpa Abuja allegedly committed the offence on Jan.15, 2009.
Police Prosecutor Danjuma Etobi, said that on Jan.15, 2009, the accused persons conspired and gave a false residential address to Chief Magistrate Court Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.
He said the accused person misled the court in granting bail to the late leader of the Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf.
Etobi said the offence was contrary to the provisions of sections 97(B), 97 and 139 of the Penal Code Law.
The duo pleaded not guilty and were also remanded in prison custody while the magistrate also adjourned the case to Dec.1 for hearing. (NAN)