Four suspected terrorists were on Wednesday arraigned by the the Department of State Services, DSS, in Ogun State.
They appeared before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The suspects identified as Aliu Abubakar, Abubakar Usman, Abubakar Amadu and Adamu Aliu were arrested on December 9, 2022.
They were arraigned for terrorism and kidnapping in a suit marked MISC/15/2023, between them and the State.
The Prosecution Counsel, Emmanuel Zamba, had told the court that the DSS filed a motion exparte dated March 15 in respect of the suit.
According to Zamba, the motion had in a five-paragraph affidavit sought an order to remand the suspects in prison.
He explained that the suspects were arrested for terrorism and kidnapping within the court’s jurisdiction, saying the offences contravened Sections 2 and 3 of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022.
“We are praying for an order of this honourable court to detain the defendants in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Service for 30 days,” he said.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate M. O. Osinbajo granted the order, while adjourning the matter till April 17 for further reports from the security agency.