FG Resumes Prosecution Of Boko Haram Suspects
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has ordered the resumption of the judicial proceedings of the suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Minister, Mr Salihu Isah, made available to journalists stated the directive.
According to Isah, phase two of the suspects’ trial at the Kainji detention facility in Niger state begins on Monday, February 11, 2018.
Channels Televisions learnt that the resumption of the trial is due to the conclusion of the investigation of over 1,000 suspects as ordered by the court during its proceedings of October 2017.
The Attorney General expects that those suspects with prima facie cases will be prosecuted, while others without it will have applications made for their discharge.
Those discharged will undergo a process of deradicalization from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) before their final release to their various families.