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Terrorism charge : Ali Ndume tells court he has no case to answer

Terrorism charge : Ali Ndume tells court he has no case to answer


The immediate past majority leader in the senate, Senator Ali Ndume, who is standing trial on terrorism, has told the Federal High court in Abuja that he has no case to answer on the 4 count charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Ndume told Justice Gabriel  Kolawole that the government has not established anything linking him with the heinous crime.

In a no case submission argued by his counsel m Rickey Tarfa, Ndume insisted that the charges brought against him  by the Federal Government, since November the 30th, 2011 has not been proven as required by law.

Ndume admitted that he had contact with the so-called  Boko Haram terror group and that the contact was made when he was appointed into presidential committee on security matters by the government, to negotiate peace with the terrorist group.

He maintained that the charges against him were unjust and unfair because  he passed the report of his contact with the terrorist to the then, Vice President, Namadi Sambo and the then DG of the DSS.

Ndume further told the court that the charge of failure to disclose information on the workings of Boko Haram cannot be sustained against him because the prosecution did not link any evidence to that effect.

The prosecution counsel Grace Okafor, nevertheless, urged the court to compel Senator Ndume to open his defence on the charges against him on the ground that the prosecution witnesses have effectively linked him to the crime.

She argued that the charge against him, has to do with failure to disclose material information  to the security agents on Boko Haram and rendering support to the terrorist group.

She  added his statements tendered and admitted in court confirm,  that he had enormous information on the sect, which he refused to disclose to the government.

After taking arguments from both parties, Justice Kolawole adjourned  to July the 4th, for ruling.

The Federal Government had Arraigned Ndume for allegedly sponsoring the activities of Boko Haram.

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