Bombing of ThisDay newspaper office: Court fixes Sept. 30 for adoption of addresses

The suspect denied making any confession to the police.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja fixed September 30 for the adoption of addresses in a criminal suit filed against Mustapha Umar, an alleged suicide bomber.

Mr. Ademola gave the date when the counsel to the suspect, Sulyman Nurunee, officially announced to the court that his client had closed his defence.

Mr. Umar, who acted as the star defence witness, said he was framed by the police. He explained that the police had extracted confessional statements from him at five different times.

According to him, “I cannot remember giving any statements to the police in the course of my interrogation.

“They did try hard to force words out from my mouth by the way they maltreated and tortured me; I beg the Judge to consider my testimony as the truth,’’ he said.

Mr. Umar is standing trial for allegedly masterminding the ThisDay Newspaper office bombing in Kaduna.

The police brought a one-count charge against Mr. Umar under the Terrorist Prevention Act 2011.

ThisDay office in Kaduna was bombed on April 26, 2012.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.