BREAKING: FG drops terrorism charges against Miyetti Allah leader, Bodejo

In a recent development, the Federal Government has decided to drop terrorism charges against Miyetti Allah leader, Bello Bodejo. The decision was communicated to a Federal High Court in Abuja, indicating the government’s shift in willingness to proceed with the alleged terrorism charges against Bodejo.

This move comes after Bodejo was initially docked on a 3-count charge related to alleged terrorism activities. The decision to withdraw these charges against the Miyetti Allah leader marks a significant shift in the legal proceedings involving him.

The decision to drop the terrorism charges against Bodejo raises questions about the reasons behind this sudden change in the government’s stance and the implications it may have on the ongoing legal proceedings and the broader context of counter-terrorism efforts in Nigeria.

Prosecuting lawyer, Mrs. Aderonke Imana, made this announcement during the resumed hearing of the case.

Mrs. Imana submitted an oral application under Section 108 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, and cited the Attorney General of the Federation’s (AGF) authority under Section 174 of the Constitution.

She stated, “The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation has instructed me to withdraw this charge against the defendant in the interest of justice. That is our humble application, my lord.”

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Defence lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, did not oppose the application and expressed gratitude to the AGF for his “magnanimous gesture.” He added, “We urge your lordship to discharge the accused person under the sections referred to by the prosecutor.”

Justice Ekwo ruled, “The court is hereby moved to consider the application for the discharge of the defendant. Consequently, an order is hereby made discharging the defendant. That is the order of this court.”

Details to follow…

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