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 10/02/2014         No comments


Three Boko Haram members were yesterday, sentenced to 75 years jail term with hard labour by a Federal High Court in Lagos.The convicts,Ali Mohammed, Adamu Karumi and Ibrahim Usman were pronounced guilty of offence bordering on conspiracy to commit terrorism, illegal possession of firearms, and being members of a proscribed organisation.

According to the Sun,Justice Buba had earlier granted an application that the trial should be conducted in secret following an application brought by the prosecution to protect the witnesses. It was gathered that the convicts were found guilty on three of the 18-count charge brought against them.

Initially, 17 suspects were charged to court but were later reduced to four following the withdrawal of the case against the suspects, leaving only four.

Mohammed, Karumi and Usman were tried on offences bordering on terrorism said to have been committed on March 21, at Plot 5, Road 69, Lekki Phase I Housing Estate, and No. 24, Oyegbeni St., Ijora-Oloye, Apapa-Iganmu, Lagos.

They were said to have been caught in possession of three packets of explosive construction pipes, 15 detonators, and 11 AK47 rifles with 30 rounds of live ammunition, 200 rounds of 7.6 milimetres of live ammunition, two suitcases containing explosives, and a water container filled with explosives.

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