SSS Arraigns Alleged Boko Haram Backer Senator Ali Ndume
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a four count charge bordering on alleged provision of support for acts of terrorism.
Senator Ndume however pleaded not guilty to the four count charge.
Having pleaded not guilty, the prosecutor, Missus Olufemi Fatunde applied for a trial date but the defence team led by Mister Rickey Tarfa opposed the application for trial saying he had filed an application for bail.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole subsequently adjourned proceedings to Friday December 16, 2011, for the purpose of taking arguments on the bail application. He also ordered the accused person to be remanded temporarily in the custody of the State Security Service.
Borno South Senator is being accused of working with the deadly Boko Haram sect, following allegations made by Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, the alleged sect’s spokesman, that he was one of the sponsors of the deadly group.
He was fingered alongside former Nigeria’s ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe, the late Amb. Sa’idu Pindar by a kingpin of the sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, aka, Usman Al-Zawahiri who was paraded by the SSS and has been sentenced to a three year jail term after pleading guilty to charges levelled against him.