The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned five suspected masterminds of the October 2 bombing in Nyanya and Kuje areas of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The accused persons, who are within the age brackets of twenties and early thirties were identified as Abdulazeez Muhazab, Ishaka Salihu, Mohammed Jimoh, Abdulwaheed Nasiru and Abdullahi Nasiru?.
The suspects were paraded at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters, Abuja, where several bomb making materials recovered from them were also displayed.
The suspects were later arraigned at the federal high court Abuja on five count charges bordering on ?terrorism.
One of the five suspected bombers of Nyanya and Kuje, both satellite towns in Abuja, on October 2?, 2015, Abdulwaheed Nasiru, pleaded guilty to? one of the five counts of terrorism instituted against them by the Federal Government.
Nasiru pleaded guilty to the possession of materials used for making Improvised Explosive Device and 12 already made ones when arrested along with other co-accused persons behind Military Cementary Airport Road in Abuja on October 6.
Nasiru, the fourth accused person in the charges, had along with fifth accused person ?Abdullahi Nasiru, had sought the charges to be interpreted to them in pidgin English.
?He was repeatedly asked if he understood the charges and he maintained that he was guilty.
Even the intervention by his lawyer, Mr. Nurein Sulyman, who jumped up from his seat and approached the dock to ask him if he truly understood what he pleaded guilty ?to, would not make him change his plea.
While admitting his guilt, he said he was not the owner of the IED materials but his friend’s. “No be me get am; na my friend get am,” he said in pidgin English.
?The rest of the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the rest of the charges.
Justice Abdukadir Abdulkafarati? ordered the accused persons to be moved from police custody to prison.
Source : Punch, Informationng