Monday, February 12, 2018

Trial Of Fresh 1,000 Boko Haram Suspects Begins

The Federal Government, through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) will today resume the trial of suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country.

A press statement by the Special Adviser to the AGF on Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu Isah, said on Sunday that the second phase of the trial at the Kainji detention facility in Niger State would begin on today.

The statement said “Resumption of trial arose from the conclusion of investigation of over 1,000 suspects as ordered by the court during its proceedings of October 2017 by the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”

He explained that suspects with prima facie cases would be prosecuted, while others without it would have applications made for their discharge.