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The Department of State Services (DSS) in Ogun State has arraigned four suspected terrorists before a Magistrate Court sitting in Abeokuta.
The suspects – Aliu Abubabar, Abubabar Usman, Abubabar Amadu and Adamu Aliu were arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Isabo for terrorism and kidnapping.
The suspects were said to have been arrested on December 9, 2022 within the jurisdiction of the Court.
In a suit – MISC/15/2023 between the State vs Aliu Abubabar and three others, the Prosecution Counsel, Emmanuel Zamba told the court that the DSS had filed a motion exparte dated March 15 in respect of the suit.
The counsel sought for an order of the court to remand the suspects at the prison custody in the state.
Zambia said the offences allegedly committed were contrary to sections 2 and 3 of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022.
His prayer, “we are praying for an order of this honourable court to detain the defendants in the custody of the Nigeria correctional service for 30 days pending the determination of the suit.
“The defendants are suspected to have committed an act of terrorism within the jurisdiction of this honourable court on 9 December, 2022…”
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate M O Osinbajo granted the order as prayed by the Prosecution Counsel.
The case was however adjourned till April 17 for further reports from the DSS.
In a related development, Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command has arrested three suspected robbers who engaged in robbery and terrorism activities in Ewekoro Area of Ogun State.
The suspects Ahmed Isiaha, Sunday Ajibola and Jimoh Wahab were apprehended following a distress call received at Ewekoro divisional headquarters on 13th of March 2023.
Confirming the arrests, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi listed items Recovered to include “one locally fabricated double barrel pistol, five live cartridges, one expended cartridge, one Bajaj motorcycle with registration number TTN 975 VU, one TVS motorcycle with registration number JBD 353 W and some Criminal charms”.
The suspects have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for investigation.
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