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FG Prosecutes 1,500 Terrorism Cases, Secures 397 Convictions

 

The Federal Government said it has prosecuted 1,500 terrorism cases and secured 397 convictions from May 2015 till date.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made this known on Thursday during a ministerial scorecard of the Justice Sector from 2015 till date.

On criminal prosecution, Malami said, “A total of 3,000 terrorism cases have been profiled to date out of which over 1500 cases were prosecuted, with 397 convictions realised.”

He also said a total of 7,000 cases involving various offences including kidnapping, armed robbery, vandalism, and cybercrime, amongst others were “successfully prosecuted”.

The AGF said the ministry is coordinating the next phase of terrorism related trials in collaboration with the Federal High Court, the Legal Aid Council, and the Defence Headquarters.

He also confirmed the recent release of 30 Awaiting Trial Persons (ATPs) from the Keffi Correctional Centre as well as the release of 101 suspected terrorists from the Kirikiri Maximum Correctional Centre “who have spent over 10 years in custody without trial before the Federal High Court in Lagos”.

Kayode Oyero

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