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FG arraigns El-Zakzaky’s CSO for training Terrorists

by on April 4, 2017
 
The Federal Govern­ment on Monday re-arraigned Haruna Abbas, the Chief Security Officer to Shi’ite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and two others, before Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Fed­eral High Court, Abuja.
The Federal Government had earlier arraigned Abbas, Ibrahim Musa and Adam Suleiman, before Justice Ad­eniyi Ademola of the Fed­eral High Court, Abuja.
The defendants were ar­raigned on an amended eight-count criminal charge for allegedly supporting ter­rorism between 2009 and 2013, by sending people for terrorist training in Iran.
The offence contravenes the provisions of Section 4 of the Terrorist Prevention Act 2013.
At the commencement of hearing, the prosecuting counsel, Miss Chike Nnen­na, told the court that the matter was starting afresh as the charge was dated No­vember 5, 2014.
She urged the court to accept the charge and allow same to be read to the de­fendants to enable them take their plea. When the charge was read, the defendants pleaded not guilty.
The prosecuting counsel made an oral application that Ibrahim Musa (the 2nd defendant) who is still in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody be remanded in prison.

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