FG to arraign suspected Boko Haram suspects from October 9

The federal government has announced that the arraignment of suspected Boko Haram suspects detained in military camps nationwide will start on Monday, October 9, this year.

This is contained in a statement by the spokesman to Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Salihu Isah.

According to the statement, 1,600 detainees will be tried early next month, adding that judges who would “expeditiously” handle the cases had been chosen.

The statement listed challenges affect the prosecution as: “Poorly investigated case files due to pressure during the peak of conflict at the theatre; Over reliance on confession based evidence; Lack of forensic evidence; Converting military intelligence to admissible evidence.”

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