Court remands 60 Shiites members over alleged homicide

Justice Sulaiman Bolaji Belgore of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting at Apo division, Abuja, Tuesday remanded 60 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi’ite Group.

The affected members were sent to Kuje prison in Abuja and Suleja prison in Niger State.

DAILY POST recalls that the 60 proscribed IMN members were arrested during the July 22 bloody 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 working with Channels Television.

The suspects were arraigned before the court on November 27 by the FCT Command of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

Their charges border on homicide,…

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