The Federal Government don dey set to prosecute a total of 2,541 people wey them suspect say na Boko Haram members wey them dey currently detain for Wawa Barracks in Kainji, Niger State, and Maiduguri prison in Borno State.
One statement them issue on Sunday, September 24, on behalf of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, say the trial of 1,670 of the detainees in Wawa Barracks go start for October.
According to a source, them don make special prosecution arrangement wey go handle the trial.
The statement say after them finish the cases for Kainji, them go continue with the cases of 651 suspects wey dey Maiduguri prison.
Also 220 other suspects wey dey Kainji detention facility go gain freedom due to lack of evidence for any successful prosecution.
The soon-to-be-released suspects go however pass through wetin them call “de-radicalization programme.”
The AGF’s spokesman, Mr. Salihu Isah, wey sign the statement, say in quote
“Boko Haram suspects who were hitherto investigated by the Joint Investigation Team set up by the Defence Headquarters otherwise known as DHQ/JIT and case files transmitted to the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and after a careful review of the cases based on their individual merit, it was discovered that they have no prima facie cases that will sustain a charge against them in any court of law hence were recommended for release and handed over to the Office of the National Security Adviser for rehabilitation and/or de-radicalisation.”