About 400 suspects arrested for funding Boko Haram insurgents and bandits will quickly face trial, it was learnt on Tuesday.
However, all courts throughout the nation have been shut since April 6, owing to the nationwide strike by the Judiciary Workers Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over monetary autonomy for the judiciary.
The suspects had been arrested in an operation coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Company (DIA), the Division of State Companies (DSS), Nigerian Monetary Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN).
They had been arrested in Kano, Borno, Abuja, Lagos, Sokoto, Adamawa, Kaduna and Zamfara in an operation stated to have been permitted by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020.
An inventory containing names of 957 suspects comprising bureau de change (BDC) operators, gold miners and sellers in addition to different enterprise individuals remains to be being acted upon.
Among the BDC operators arrested embody Baba Usaini, Abubakar Yellow (Amfani), Yusuf Ali Yusuf (Babangida), Ibrahim Shani, Auwal Fagge and Muhammad Lawan Sani, a gold seller.
Umar Gwandu, spokesperson to Legal professional-Normal of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, on Monday, stated felony expenses bordering on terrorism had been already being ready towards the suspects whereas investigation continues.
Though the spokesperson declined to present additional particulars, he stated the prosecution of the suspects “will begin as rapidly as attainable”.