Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday ordered the release of three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, following government’s failure to file charges against them.
The suspects released are Mustapha Yusuf (aka Habib), Ismaila Abdulazeez and Ibrahim Isa Hayafu, after they were detained for three months without trial.
The suspects were among six people arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) for being members of the outlawed sect.
The other three suspects are still being held. They are Dr Nazeef Yunus, a lecturer at the Kogi State University, Ayingba, Umar Musa and Salami Abdullahi.
The court adjourned further hearing in the case until January 28.