BREAKING NEWS: Abductors of UNIABUJA lecturers to be arraigned May 13

Abductors of UNIABUJA lecturers to be arraigned May 13

Abductors of UNIABUJA lecturers to be arraigned May 13


The Federal High in Abuja has adjourned the arraignment of four suspects arrested in connection with the abduction of seven lecturers in of Abuja, UNIABUJA, to May 13.

The kidnappers' arraignment was initially slated for Monday but was adjourned by Justice Donatus Okorowo.

The victims are Prof Joseph Adavani, Dr Ferguson Tobins, Mohammed Sambo, Offiong Ubom, John Obansa, Fidelis Obansa and Bassy Ubom along with his and .

The defendants in the trial are Adamu Abubakar, Nura Muhammed Ahmadu, Ismailia Abubakar and Abdulrahman Ado.

The , through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, preferred a two-count charge of against the defendants.

The charge reads: “That you Adamu Abubakar, male, adult of Adamu Fulani , behind Abattoir, Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT, Abuja; Nura Muhammed Ahmadu, male, adult of No. 3 Alhaji Rabiu , Minna Main Market, Minna, Niger State; Ismalia Abubakar, male, adult of Adavi , Obanjana LGA, Kogi state; Abdulrahman ado, male, adult of Dikko, along Kaduna Road, and others now at large.

“On or about November 2,2021, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court knowingly took hostage of Professor Joseph Sumaila adavani, Dr Ferguson Tobins, Mohammed Sambo, Offiong Bassey Ubom, John Obansa and Fidelis Obansa from their homes at the University of Abuja Staff Quarters, Giri, Gwagwalada area Council,Abuja and took them into captivity in the coercive environment of the forest for three days and demanded a ransom of N300m for theri release.

“You thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act 2023.”

It was reported that the , on November 2, 2021, shot their way into the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Abuja and kidnapped the victims.

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