Oct 23, 2013 – Boko Haram Members Charged In Lagos Over Planned Attack On Kirikiri Prison
Today, 4 Hausa men, Boko Haram suspects appeared before a Federal High court in Lagos.
2 of the suspects identified as Mohammed Mustapha and Adamu Mohammed were accused of planning to attack the Kirikiri prison where some alleged Boko Haram members were held in custody around June / July 2013.
The 2 other accused guys, Mohammed Ibrahim & Bura Hassaini were accused of having facilitated the activities of the militant group in Borno State by monitoring the activities of the security agents and reporting their findings on the telephone to the leaders of the sect.
All the four accused persons, who were arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to all the three counts preferred against them by the Federal Government.
No lawyer represented the accused persons during the proceedings, but the charges were read in English language and interpreted to them in Hausa language.
The suit was with charge number, FHC/L/3169/13.
According to the first count, the four were arrested sometime in June/July 2013 at Wasein, a hideout at Orile-Iganmu area, Apapa, Lagos, and at 3, Denton Street, Yaba, Lagos, by a team of security agents “for belonging to a proscribed organisation to wit: ‘Boko Haram’ sect”.