Court Fixes May 29 For Trial Of Miyetti Allah Leader


Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has fixed May 29 for the trial of the detained leader of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo.

The court fixed the date after dismissing the application for bail of the accused person.

At the last adjourned date, the case was fixed for ruling and commencement of trial of Bodejo but his absence in court stalled the trial from going ahead.

Shortly after the court fixed the date for trial, his counsel, Ahmed Raji, said his client is ready for trial.

He said since the court has ordered expeditious hearing in the matter, there would be no need to appeal the ruling on his bail for now.

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore leader was arrested by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) for allegedly unlawfully establishing an ethnic militia group,
Kungiya Zaman Lafiya, to promote terrorism, and has been in the custody of the DIA in Abuja.

He was arraigned in March on a three counts filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), in which he was accused of violating the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022.

He denied all the charges.

Before the court ruled on his bail application, his lawyer pleaded with Justice Ekwo to admit his client to bail on various grounds ranging from ill health to fundamental rights but the judge dismissed the bail application.

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