FG Resumes Trial Of 700 Boko Haram Suspects

SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, (THEWILL) – The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has ordered the resumption of the judicial proceedings of the suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country.

The resumption of the trial is due to the conclusion of the investigation of over 1,000 suspects as ordered by the court during its proceedings of October 2017.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Minister, Mr Salihu Isah, made available to journalists, stating that phase two of the suspects’ trial at the Kainji detention facility in Niger state where there are at least 1,000 suspected members of the sect.

The lead judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja at the trials, which began on Monday, announced that cases of 700 suspects have been allotted for hearing.

Suspects with prima facie cases will be prosecuted, while others without it will have applications made for their discharge but will undergo a process of deradicalization from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) before their final release to their various families.

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