Court Frees Miyetti Allah President Accused Of Terrorism

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared Alhaji Bello Bodejo, the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Kore, of charges related to terrorism, as filed by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF.

Justice Inyang Ekwo delivered a ruling, discharging Bodejo after counsel for the AGF, Aderonke Imana, made an oral application to withdraw the three-count charge.

Quoting Imana, she stated, “Consequently, 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.”

Imana clarified that the application was made in accordance with Section 108 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015, and grounded on the authority vested in the AGF under Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
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Bodejo’s legal representative, Ahmed Raji, SAN, offered no objection to the application. He expressed gratitude to the AGF, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, for what he termed as a “magnanimous gesture.”

“We urge your lordship to discharge the accused person under the sections referred to by the prosecutor,” Raji added.

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