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A high court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
sitting within the Apo vicinity of Abuja has remanded 60 contributors of the proscribed Islamic movement
of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called the Shiite organization to Kuje prison in Abuja and Suleja prison in Niger state on remand.
The 60 proscribed IMN individuals had been arrested at some point of the July 22 bloody protest on the Federal Secretariat region of Abuja,
which caused the demise of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, and treasured Owolabi, a national teenagers service Corps (NYSC) member with Channels tv.
They have been arraigned before the court on November 27 through the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police. The suspects were arraigned on expenses bordering on homicide, disturbances of public peace, and destruction of presidency properties.
They had, however, pleaded not guilty to the prices preferred against them with the aid of the police.
On resumption of the case on Tuesday,
counsel for the defendants,
Bala Dakum, informed the court docket that he had filed a bail utility on behalf of the Shiite members.
While the court drew his interest to filing only one bail utility for the 60 defendants,
which became added by manner of summon, Dakum said he would withdraw it.
He in the end did as a way to document separate packages for the defendants. Justice Sulaiman Belgore then struck out the software, having been withdrawn through the defence counsel with out a objection from the prosecution.
As a end result, the prosecuting recommend, Mr Simon Lough,
requested that the defendants have to be remanded in Kuje and Suleja correctional facilities.
Lough, who’s a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP),
requested that 54 male defendants be remanded at the correctional facility in Kuje,
while the final six defendants who are ladies be sent to the Suleja correctional on remand.
He additionally applied that trial of the defendants be held wherein they’re remanded for convenience,
including that the trial ought to be given an elevated hearing thinking about their number.
The prosecution’s oral applications for the remand of the defendants and trial being held wherein they may be being remanded had been no longer hostile by using their recommend.Ruling on the packages,
Justice Belgore held that having not been adverse by way of the suggest for the defendants, the court became minded to remand the defendants at the correctional facilities.
“The defendants be remanded at the correctional facilities. They are to be remanded at Kuje and Suleja correctional yards.
Trial to be held in Kuje correctional yard,” he ruled.
The choose then adjourned until February 5, 2020, for the graduation of trial which he ordered to be on a each day foundation.