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Court discharges Miyetti Allah's President, Bello Bodejo from terrorism charge.

Court discharges Miyetti Allah's President, Bello Bodejo from terrorism charge.

A Federal High Court, Abuja in Abuja on Wednesday, discharged the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Kore, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, from alleged terrorism charges filed against him by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a short ruling, discharged Bodejo after counsel for the AGF, Aderonke Imana, moved an oral application for the withdrawal of the three-count charge. Upon resumed hearing, Imana informed the court that she had an oral application. The lawyer said the application was pursuant to Section 108 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015.

She said the request was further predicated on the power of the AGF under Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The lawyer said Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation has instructed her to withdraw this charge against the defendant in the interest of justice.

Bodejo's team of lawyers, led by Ahmed Raji, SAN, did not oppose the application. The senior lawyer thanked the AGF, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, for his magnanimous gesture.

The team however, urged the court to discharge the accused person under the sections referred to by the prosecutor

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