Court Sentences 45 Boko Haram Members to Between 3 and 31 Years Imprisonment

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said on Friday that a Federal High Court in Kainji, Niger State, has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail.
The Minister said the sentencing followed the conclusion of the first phase of the trial of some of the suspects.
The jailed men were among the 575 Boko Haram suspects arraigned so far.
The court discharged 468 suspects, and ordered they undergo de-radicalisation and rehabilitation programmes before they are handed over to their respective state governments, Mohammed said.
The trial commenced with the formal remand by the court of 1,669 suspects for a period of 90 days, with the court ordering that they be arraigned within the specified period or released unconditionally.
The trial was conducted in secret, Mohammed said in the statement
Meanwhile, the court adjourned the trial of other suspects to January 2018.

Author: News Editor

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