Boko Haram: 6 alleged Suleja bombers granted N24m bail

Date: 19-01-2012 11:37 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Kimberlybrown
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- at 19-01-2012 11:37 PM (12 years ago)
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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—A FEDERAL High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, granted bail to the six alleged masterminds of the bomb explosion that killed 16 persons at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Suleja, Niger State, on the eve of the April 16 presidential election.

The State Security Services, SSS, had alleged that the six accused persons, Shuaibu Abubakar, a.k.a Abu Quatada; Salisu Ahmed, Umar Babagana Umar, Mohammed Ali, Musa Adam and Umar Ibrahim, were the king-pins of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Niger State.

Specifically, the security agency in a 5-count criminal charge it recommended against them, maintained that its undercover investigations revealed that the accused persons participated in various terrorist attacks that killed 28 persons between March and July. However, since September 30, 2011, when the accused persons were docked before the high court, they attended their trial from the Kuje prisons.

Meanwhile, following separate bail applications they filed before the court asking to be released on bail pending the hearing and determination of the substantive charges against them, trial Justice Aliyu Bilikisu, yesterday, granted them bail in the sum of N2m each with two sureties in like sum.

Stipulating conditions that must be met by the alleged Boko Haram members, Justice Aliyu said their intended surety must be a grade level 12 civil servant, adding that the person must be an employee of the Federal Government or the Federal Capital Territory Authority, FCTA. The said surety according to the court must not only be resident in Abuja, but should also be screened by the prosecution with a view to verifying his status.

The prosecution had alleged that the six accused persons, “between June 4 and July 12, (both dates inclusive) at various locations in Suleja, Niger state, Azare, Nasarawa state and the FCT, did engage in an act of terrorism by encouraging through training persons now at large, the use of arms and ammunition, and the preparation, planting and detonation of improvised explosive devices for the purpose of terrorism and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) of EFCC Act 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act.”

It maintained that they were the persons that bombed a village, Dakna, in Bwari, Abuja, on May 23; an incident it said resulted in the death of three Peace Officers as well as, detonated an improvised explosive device at a political rally in Suleja which resulted in the death of three persons too.

If convicted, the offence for which the accused persons are answering to, attracts a punishment of life imprisonment.

Posted: at 19-01-2012 11:37 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
- lopez2424 at 19-01-2012 11:45 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: lopez2424 on 19-01-2012 11:37 PM
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—A FEDERAL High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, granted bail to the six alleged masterminds of the bomb explosion that killed 16 persons at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Suleja, Niger State, on the eve of the April 16 presidential election.

The State Security Services, SSS, had alleged that the six accused persons, Shuaibu Abubakar, a.k.a Abu Quatada; Salisu Ahmed, Umar Babagana Umar, Mohammed Ali, Musa Adam and Umar Ibrahim, were the king-pins of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Niger State.

Specifically, the security agency in a 5-count criminal charge it recommended against them, maintained that its undercover investigations revealed that the accused persons participated in various terrorist attacks that killed 28 persons between March and July. However, since September 30, 2011, when the accused persons were docked before the high court, they attended their trial from the Kuje prisons.

Meanwhile, following separate bail applications they filed before the court asking to be released on bail pending the hearing and determination of the substantive charges against them, trial Justice Aliyu Bilikisu, yesterday, granted them bail in the sum of N2m each with two sureties in like sum.

Stipulating conditions that must be met by the alleged Boko Haram members, Justice Aliyu said their intended surety must be a grade level 12 civil servant, adding that the person must be an employee of the Federal Government or the Federal Capital Territory Authority, FCTA. The said surety according to the court must not only be resident in Abuja, but should also be screened by the prosecution with a view to verifying his status.

The prosecution had alleged that the six accused persons, “between June 4 and July 12, (both dates inclusive) at various locations in Suleja, Niger state, Azare, Nasarawa state and the FCT, did engage in an act of terrorism by encouraging through training persons now at large, the use of arms and ammunition, and the preparation, planting and detonation of improvised explosive devices for the purpose of terrorism and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) of EFCC Act 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act.”

It maintained that they were the persons that bombed a village, Dakna, in Bwari, Abuja, on May 23; an incident it said resulted in the death of three Peace Officers as well as, detonated an improvised explosive device at a political rally in Suleja which resulted in the death of three persons too.

If convicted, the offence for which the accused persons are answering to, attracts a punishment of life imprisonment.
Via vanguard... Another show of shame.Terrorists granted  bail? only in Nigeria.
Posted: at 19-01-2012 11:45 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- saintdav76 at 20-01-2012 12:00 AM (12 years ago)
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Naija
Posted: at 20-01-2012 12:00 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- edobaking at 20-01-2012 01:48 AM (12 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 20-01-2012 01:48 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- popt at 20-01-2012 02:04 AM (12 years ago)
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naija
Posted: at 20-01-2012 02:04 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- open_reality at 20-01-2012 02:20 AM (12 years ago)
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Evil people. How Nigeria wan take better with all these evil people?

Posted: at 20-01-2012 02:20 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 20-01-2012 02:27 AM (12 years ago)
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I am beginning to think that the administration is enjoying all these bombings by
Boko Haram, otherwise, why will anyone grant these bombers bail?
Posted: at 20-01-2012 02:27 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- LEONE at 20-01-2012 02:52 AM (12 years ago)
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That can only take place in 9ja,where else,even their
leader that was captured was let loose by the cops.
Posted: at 20-01-2012 02:52 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ugostan at 20-01-2012 03:11 AM (12 years ago)
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My qustion is WHY MUST THE SO-CALL JUDGE BE AN HAUSA MAN. And how on earth can he grant such people bail- while thousands of PETTY CRIMINALS are languishing in prison. The worst is that two million is just what their political masters will pay immidiately and they will start with new plans of bombing and killing innocent people. AM SURE THIS JUDGE IS PART OF THE EVIL GANG- EXERCTLY THOSE BOY JONATHAN HAS CLAIMED ARE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION! HE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED.
Posted: at 20-01-2012 03:11 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Obitexa at 20-01-2012 03:12 AM (12 years ago)
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nawaa o
Posted: at 20-01-2012 03:12 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zarrina200 at 20-01-2012 03:46 AM (12 years ago)
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i am suprise for this. which type of country is this,i think this country dont even have law that is why somebody west almost 510 igbo christan in north,now our fork gorvernment granted them bail,i think this god need to punish them one by one,i dont think this will be true because if this be true god need to finish by fire or water,musilem killing christan by no reason. who granted them bail will die like those christan in north because almight god is see those thing,419 full of nigeria ,N24m scammers country,one day might thing will happen like jappan,i pray let GOD send thunder by fire kill all those bad leaders north easth west,like people i am looking atiku buhari babagidi and all leader from north, if any bod in hand in Boko Haram will die like our brothers and sister in desert,nigeria can not look ghana gorvernment,yes ghana is ok but we answer biges country nigeria  boold killings sheme country nigeria
Posted: at 20-01-2012 03:46 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- amcq2001 at 20-01-2012 04:03 AM (12 years ago)
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PUT THESE PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR LIFE
Posted: at 20-01-2012 04:03 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- STKASTRO at 20-01-2012 04:39 AM (12 years ago)
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THIS IS SEASON 1 EPISODE 10 WATCH OUT FOR SEASON 2.
Posted: at 20-01-2012 04:39 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicanorose at 20-01-2012 06:00 AM (12 years ago)
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Nonsense. Dis is complete rubbish. Hw will a terrorist be  granted bail? Are dey trying to tell us dat any BH member caught will be granted bail? Dis is really unfair. Is dis d kind of justice d family of dose dat were killed shld get? May God tak charge and may dose terrorist never knw peace in dere entire life

Posted: at 20-01-2012 06:00 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ugochuks at 20-01-2012 07:18 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: teebaz990 on 20-01-2012 05:12 AM
The question is do Nigeria have ant-terror law. Do the law permit bail of suspects.


the answer is that NIGERIA is not ready yet to fight terrorism!!! the roof is on fire and people re sitting and watching ANIMAL PLANET!!! huhuhu i laffff in swahili

Posted: at 20-01-2012 07:18 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Shenex28 at 20-01-2012 08:02 AM (12 years ago)
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I don't think dis people are still suspects with all dis evidences... Hmmm imagin using an hausa judge for them wat else do you expect,but i know onething for sure no sinner will go unpunished,and he who kill by sword will also be killed by sword...
Posted: at 20-01-2012 08:02 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Idbabe at 20-01-2012 09:19 AM (12 years ago)
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Bail to murderers?  This country wont stop to baffle me
Posted: at 20-01-2012 09:19 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Lekan22 at 20-01-2012 10:17 AM (12 years ago)
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See naija again!
Posted: at 20-01-2012 10:17 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- TunjiBello at 20-01-2012 10:43 AM (12 years ago)
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This nation don tired me patapata. Can u imagine, the terrorist were granted bail. O ma seooooooooooo.
Posted: at 20-01-2012 10:43 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- queenrukky at 20-01-2012 11:06 AM (12 years ago)
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bail????hmmm
Posted: at 20-01-2012 11:06 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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