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Alleged Boko Haram member remanded in prison

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A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court has ordered that a suspected Boko Haram member, Mustapha Adinoyi, be remanded in prison. Mr. Adinoyi was arraigned before the court for alleged involvement in terrorist activities and illegal possession of firearms. The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, described the alleged offence as “a fearful one” and declined to consider bail for the accused. He said Boko Haram activities had claimed lives of many Nigerians and that bail is not granted as a matter of course. Earlier, the prosecution led by Mohammed Abaji of the state Ministry of Justice told the court that Mr. Adinoyi was arrested following intelligence reports by a joint team of the Nigerian Army and the State security Service. Mr. Abaji said analysis of the handset and SIM card of the accused further revealed that he had several meetings with one Dauda Momoh, also known as “General”, a Boko Haram commander on the wanted list of the SSS.

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