Court remands 60 Shi’ite members in correctional centres

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of 60 members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) in the correctional centres in Kuje, Abuja and Suleja in Niger State.

The judge, Sulaiman Belgore, gave the order while ruling in an application by the prosecution lawyer, Simon Lough, a Deputy Commissioner of Police.

The 60 IMN members were arrested during the July 22 protest at the Federal Secretariat area of Abuja, which led to the death of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar and Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member with Channels Television.

They were arraigned before the court on November 27 by the FCT Command of the Nigerian Police Force.

They were arraigned on charges of homicide, disturbances of public peace…

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