FG to arraign 400 suspects arrested for funding Boko Haram, bandits


The federal government is set to arraign 400 suspects arrested for funding Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.

The spokesperson to Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Umar Gwandu, said criminal charges bordering on terrorism are already being prepared against the suspects while investigation continues.

Although the Gwandu declined to give further details, he said the prosecution of the suspects “will commence as quickly as possible”.

The suspects were arrested in an operation coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

They were arrested in Kano, Borno, Abuja, Lagos, Sokoto, Adamawa, Kaduna and Zamfara.

According to reports, a list of 957 suspects comprising bureau de change (BDC) operators, gold miners and sellers, and other business persons is still being acted upon.


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