Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Courts Sentence Boko Haram Members To 25 Years In Jail

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced three members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect to jail.

Justice Ibrahim Buba, who gave a secret judgment in the case, sentenced each of the convicts to twenty-five years in jail, after finding them guilty of terrorism charges.

The fourth accused, who was charged for funding terrorism, was however discharged and acquitted by the court on the basis that the Federal Government was not able to satisfactorily prove the allegation against him.

The trial was conducted in secret pursuant to an application by the prosecuting authority, the Lagos State Government, that there was need to protect the witnesses in the case.

Initially, seventeen suspects were charged to court but were later reduced to four following the withdrawal of the case against them.

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