Federal Government Resumes Trial of Alleged Boko Haram Members

Federal Government Resumes Trial of Alleged Boko Haram Members

The trial of suspected Boko Haram insurgents resumed today as the Federal Government initiated the Kainji Prosecution Project Phase IV. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, officially commenced the proceedings.

The first phase of the Kainji trials, launched in October 2017, achieved significant success with 366 convictions, showcasing the effectiveness of the legal process. However, 896 suspects were discharged due to insufficient evidence, and 61 cases are still pending further hearings.

Lateef Fagbemi expressed appreciation for the dedication of all stakeholders during the initial three phases, spanning from October 2017 to July 2018. He urged everyone involved to maintain momentum, emphasizing the importance of the assignment for the wellbeing of the country and its people.

The resumption of trials follows the Federal Government’s announcement in January about plans to proceed with the second phase, initially scheduled for March.


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