Oct 1st, 2014 – 3 Boko Haram Members Imprisoned Over Terrorism For 75 Years By Lagos Nigeria High Court
At least 3 Boko Haram members were yesterday, sentenced to 75 years jail term with hard labour by a Federal High Court in Lagos.The convicts were pronounced guilty of offence bordering on conspiracy to commit terrorism, illegal possession of firearms, and being members of a proscribed organisation.
Justice Ibrahim Buba delivered the judgment in camera.
Justice Buba had earlier granted an application that the trial should be conducted in secret following an application brought by the prosecution to protect the witnesses. It was gathered that the convicts were found guilty on three of the 18-count charge brought against them.
Initially, 17 suspects were charged to court but were later reduced to four following the withdrawal of the case against the suspects, leaving only four.
In the charge, the prosecution alleged that the accused persons committed the offences on March 21, at Plot 5, Road 69, Lekki Phase I Housing Estate, and No. 24, Oyegbeni St., Ijora-Oloye, Apapa-Iganmu, Lagos.