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Suspected Boko Haram member remanded for killing policeman


A self-confessed member of Boko Haram sect, Abdulsalam Adinoyi, has been remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly killing a policeman.

The 36-year-old sect member is on trial for killing Sergeant Gana Jiya in Oye-Ekiti at 11 pm, on February 2.

According to Police Prosecutor Oriyomi Akinwale, the accused is facing a three-count charge of murder, terrorism and robbery.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused confessed to the police that he was involved in many attacks by the Boko Haram sect in Kogi State in which many people were killed.

The suspect’s offence contravenes sections 11 and 12 of Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism Law; Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap and Section 1(2)(a)(b) of Robbery and Firearms (Prohibition Act) Cap R4 Laws of the Federation.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel to the accused Mr. Busuyi Ayorinde applied for bail but the court turned it down.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Dupe Afeniforo, ordered that the accused be remanded, pending a legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She adjourned the matter till March 26 for mention

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