Leadership (Abuja)

21 February 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram - FG Arraigns Seven Suspects

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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.

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