21 February 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram - FG Arraigns Seven Suspects

Photo: Vanguard
Bombing continues as citizens advocate for talks with Boko Haram

The federal government yesterday arraigned seven suspected members of Boko Haram believed to have raided three commercial banks in Bauchi State in July 2011 with an intention to raise funds and support the sect's terrorism activities in Nigeria.

Although the suspects could not take their plea due to lack of legal representations, the court presided by Justice Ahmed R. Mohammed ordered that the suspects be remanded in Kuje Prisons until April 10, 2013.

The accused persons include Usman Sani, Abdulraman Musa, Mahmud Mohammed, Kabir Mohammed, Umar Danjuma, Ibrahim Musa Abba, and Abdullahi Lawan.

The accused persons, who spoke through an interpreter, told the court that they have an intention to have legal representation, but they do not have the means to hire the services of lawyers.

Copyright © 2013 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.