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Court adjourns arraignment of 17 Boko Haram suspects

Court adjourns arraignment of 17 Boko Haram suspects A Federal High Court Lagos, Wednesday, fixed October  9 and 10, for the arraignment and trial of 17 suspected Boko Haram members, charged with acts of terrorism.
The accused are Ali Mohammed, Adamu Karumi, Ibrahim Usman, Bala Haruna, Idris Ali, Mohammed Murtala, Kadiri Mohammed, Mustapha Daura, Abba Duguri, Sanni Adamu, Danjuma Yahaya, and Musa Audu.
Others are Mati Daura, Farouk Haruna, Abdullahi Azeez, Ibrahim Bukar and Zula Diani.
The case which was slated for arraignment of the accused, was stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Musa Kurya.
The case was , however, adjourned to October 9 and 10, for their arraignment and commencement of trial.The accused are charged by the Federal Government, on eight-counts bordering on conspiracy and acts of terrorism.
At the last adjourned date, the accused were docked, but their pleas were not taken, due to the absence of an interpreter to read the charge in the language understood by them.
Justice Kurya had then adjourned the case to October 2, following an application for adjournment made by the prosecutor, Mr, Lawal Pedro (SAN).
In the charge, the accused were alleged to have committed the offence on March 21, at Plot 5, Road 69, Lekki Phase 1 Housing Estate, and No. 24 Oyegbeni St; Ijora Oloye, Apapa, Lagos.

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