A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned ruling on a bail application by a Kogi State University lecturer, Muhammad Nazeef, and two others, Salami Abdullahi and Umar Musa, over links with terrorist.
After a hearing session on the bail applications by the three accused applicants, the presiding judge, Gabriel Kolawole, adjourned ruling on the bail applications till February 28. He also ordered that the accused persons be held at the Kuje prison, Abuja.
The counsels to the accused persons prayed the court to use its discretion to grant bail since there are no evidences that the applicants will abate justice, interfere with investigations or jump bail.
Messrs Nazeef, Abdullahi, and Musa were arraigned by the Department of State Security Services, SSS, as alleged leaders of a Boko Haram cell in Kogi State.
Mr. Nazeef, a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the University, was earlier paraded alongside four others by the State Security Services, SSS, at its headquarters in Abuja on November 20, 2013.
On the day of the parade, the university lecturer said he believed he was being set up by Boko Haram following his consistent preaching against the sect’s activities. His daughter, Summayya Muhammad, also stated that her father had always condemned the Boko Haram’s activities and that tapes of his messages could prove that.
Following the allegations levelled against Mr. Nazeef, the Vice Chancellor of Kogi University, Hassan Isah, denied that the institution knew about the personal life of the lecturer.
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