Tayo AFOLABI

 

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, has been called upon to prosecute about 400 sponsors of terrorism reported to have been arrested by the federal government.

Human Rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN in a letter dated August 3, 2021 to the Justice minister also demanded for information on the charges which ought to have been filed against the arrested terrorism sponsors.

The letter reads: “On May 4 2021, it was widely reported widely by the media that the Federal Government had concluded arrangement to prosecute about 400 alleged sponsors and financiers of terrorism in Nigeria.

“In the said publication, your office assured the nation that the suspects would be arraigned after the industrial action embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

“In view of the attacks being unleashed on law abiding citizens by groups surgents in several parts of the country, we strongly commend the move by the Federal Government to prosecute the suspects who were reported to have been arrested in a nationwide operation a few months ago.

“We, however, request that our law firm be furnished with information with respect to when criminal charges were filed against the suspects since the strike by JUSUN has since been called off.

“Kindly ensure that we are furnished with the requested information within 7 days of the receipt of this letter in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.”

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