May 10, 2021

FG discloses what will happen to 400 persons allegedly arrested for funding Boko Haram

The Federal Government says it will arraign the 400 suspects apprehended for funding Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.

CRIMECHANNELS learnt that Umar Gwadu, Spokesman to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, said this on Monday.

He disclosed that criminal charges bordering on terrorism were already being prepared against the suspects, while refusing to divulge more information, he stated that investigation is still going on for now.

It could be recalled that the suspects were arrested in an operation coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Some of the BDC operators arrested include Baba Usaini, Abubakar Yellow (Amfani), Yusuf Ali Yusuf (Babangida), Ibrahim Shani, Auwal Fagge, and Muhammad Lawan Sani, a gold dealer.

They were arrested in Kano, Borno, Abuja, Lagos, Sokoto, Adamawa, Kaduna and Zamfara.

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