Our correspondent learnt late on Monday that the defendants would be arraigned before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation had, on June 1, 2017, charged the five alleged abductors before the Federal High Court in Abuja after taking over the case from the police.
The charges were signed on behalf of the AGF by an Assistant Chief State Counsel in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Aminu Alilu.
Those named as defendants in the case marked FHC/ABJ/CR/85/2017, are Bekewei Agbojule (aka Asari), Egbasimokumo Ayeomi (aka Effiong), Godspower Olopele, Toki Okuba and Super Allen Baye (aka Yanga).
Three of the defendants –Agbojule, Ayeomi and Baye – were said to be from the Ijaw community of Arogbo town in the riverine area of Ondo State while the two others – Olopele and Okuba – were said to be residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State and Isheri in Ogun State, respectively.
The prosecution described the acts of hostage taking and receiving of ransoms which the defendants were accused of as acts of terrorism punishable by life imprisonment under the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>