A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered six people charged with the April 2011 bombings in Suleja, Niger State to enter their defence.
The suspects, Shuaibu Abubakar, Salisu Ahmed, Umar Babangida, Mohammed Ali, Musa Adam and Umar Ibrahim, were arraigned by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on a five-count charge punishable under section 15(2) of the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004.
Ruling on a-no-case-submissions brought by defence counsels Kevin Emeka Okoro and Nura Suleiman, Justice Bilkisu Aliyu held that the prosecution has made sufficient prima facie case that requires the explanation of the accused persons.
The accused were, among other things, charged with masterminding the terrorist attacks at the of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Suleja, Niger State on April 8, 2011; the attack on Dakna village in Bwari, FCT on May 23, 2011; and the attack on All Christian Fellowship, Suleja, Niger State on July 10, 2011.
The case is adjourned to March 12 and 13.