Court convicts two Nigerians for recruiting terrorists


By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA — The Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, convicted two Nigerians, Abdullahi Mustapha Berende and Saidi Adewumi, accused of recruiting new members for an Iran-based terrorist organisation.

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Trial Justice Ahmed Mohammed said he was satisfied that the Federal Government proved its case against the defendants beyond every reasonable doubt.

While the court found the 1st defendant guilty on all the six-count charge the Federal Government preferred against him, the 2nd defendant was convicted on counts five and six of the charge.

Specifically, the judge sentenced the 1st and 2nd defendants to five years imprisonment on each count of the charge that they were found guilty by the court.

However, the court, which noted that the duo had already spent five years in detention since 2012 when they were arrested by Department of…

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