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An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday has ordered the Minister of Justice to file charges against a Kogi State University lecturer, Nazeef Yunus, charged with terrorism within seven days. Justice Ademola Adeniyi gave the order in his ruling in Abuja.
He said that the Attorney-General should file the charges against the accused or show reason why the accused should not be discharged at the next sitting.
Mr. Yunus and five others arrested in October last year are being held in the custody of the Department of State Security. They were arrested on allegations of having links with Boko Haram and planning to carry out terrorist acts.
The other accused are: Umar Musa, Mustapha Yusuf, Ismaila Abdulazzez, Ibrahim Hayafu, and Salami Abdullahi.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Hassan Liman, is the counsel representing the six accused.
He had sought an order of the court to arraign the accused for prosecution or, alternatively admit the accused to bail pending the arraignment.
Justice Adeniyi adjourned the case to January 23 for hearing.
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