Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Court Sentences Three Boko Haram Members To 75 Years In Prison

A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, sentenced three alleged Boko Haram members to 25 years imprisonment each, for acts of terrorism. The convicts were among 17 accused, who were earlier charged before the court on November 27, 2013.
The Lagos State Government had arraigned the accused on an eight-count charge of acts of terrorism and possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition.
It was gathered that although 17 of the accused had earlier been arraigned, the A-G had discontinued proceedings against 13 of them, before sentencing three to 25years imprisonment each. While the fourth person who was charged with allegedly sponsoring the sect, was discharged and acquitted, on the grounds that the prosecution failed to establish his guilt.

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