JUST IN: Miyetti Allah Leader to Know Fate As Court Fixes New Date for Terrorism Trial

JUST IN: Miyetti Allah Leader to Know Fate As Court Fixes New Date for Terrorism Trial

  • The court on Monday, May 27, announced a new date for the commencement of Bello Bodejo's trial
  • Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja fixed May 29 for the trial of Bodejo after dismissing the application for bail of the accused person
  • His counsel, Ahmed Raji, confirmed the development to journalists and added that his client was ready for trial

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Federal High Court, Abuja division, has fixed Wednesday, May 29, for the trial of the detained leader of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo.

Court announces new date for trial of Miyetti Allah leader, Bello Bodejo
The Miyetti Allah leader, Bodejo, who was accused of unlawfully promoting terrorism, has been in the custody of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja. Photo credit: Fulani News Media
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As reported by Channels TV, the court fixed the date after dismissing the application for bail of the accused person.

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Legit.ng understands that at the last adjourned date, the case was fixed for ruling and commencement of Bodejo's trial, but his absence in court stalled the trial.

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As reported by Leadership, shortly after the court fixed the new trial date, his counsel, Ahmed Raji, said his client was ready for trial.

He noted that since the court had ordered an expeditious hearing in the matter, there would be no need to appeal the ruling on his bail for now.

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore leader was arrested by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) for allegedly establishing an ethnic militia group known as Kungiya Zaman Lafiya in Nasarawa state unlawfully.

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President Bola Tinubu-led federal government arraigned Bodejo before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The Miyetti Allah leader was arraigned on allegations of terrorism after spending days in DIA detention.

Miyetti Allah leader confesses to creating a militia group

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the embattled leader of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore accused Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state of being the brain behind his move to establish the ethnic militia group Kungiya Zaman Lafiya.

Facing terrorism charges presently, Bodejo alleged that the governor pressured him to form the militia group.

In his confession, he claimed Governor Sule was the brain behind the formation of the controversial group.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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