20 Boko Haram Inmates To FG: Charge Us To Court Or Free Us
[LEADERSHIP.NG] Twenty Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
suspects awaiting trial in Kuje maximum prisons, yesterday, protested what they described as sluggish justice system in the country and thus demanded to be re-united with their families as neither the government nor the Prisons authorities have made efforts to try them a year after their arrest.
This is even as LEADERSHIP can authoritatively report that only 116 out of about 545 inmates at the Kuje maximum Prison, which is already above the capacity of the facility are convicted , leaving the facility with a total of 429 awaiting trial inmates, while only 10 of the inmates are condemned criminals with five sentenced to life imprisonment.
The inmates, who explained that they were enjugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in Kano and Borno states (Maiduguri) respectively since January 2012, on the suspicion of having connection with the Boko Haram, maintained that they have been in detention for a period of one year without being tried by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The inmates, who were visibly angry and pained, pleaded with the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who undertook a five hour intensive on-the-spot assessment of the prison facilities to provide additional operational vehicles to the Prisons Service, so as to facilitate their movement to court for trial, and added that it would also reduce cases of overcrowding.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-22