Kogi University lecturer to be arraigned in February over alleged Boko Haram link

Mr. Nazeef claims he is being set up

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Friday, fixed February 3 for the arraignment of a Kogi State University lecturer, Muhammad Nazeef, over his alleged connection with Boko Haram.

Mr. Nazeef, a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the university, was paraded alongside four others by the State Security Services, SSS, at its headquarters in Abuja on November 20, 2013.

The presiding judge, Gabriel Kolawole, fixed the arraignment date on the basis that charges filed against the accused persons by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation had not been served on them. He, however, ordered that the charges be served before the set date.

On January 13, the SSS had informed the court that it had no evidence against three of the suspects: Mustapha Yusuf, Ismaila Abdulazeez and Ibrahim Hayafu. They were discharged by the court while the SSS applied for a leave from the court to further detain Mr. Nazeef and Umar Musa until their arraignment, a request the judge approved.

Mr. Nazeef has denied any link with the outlawed sect. However, when the suspects wee earlier paraded by the SSS last year, the others had accused him of being their ring leader.

Mr. Nazeef on the day of the parade said he believed he was being set up by Boko Haram following his consistent preaching against the sect’s activities. His daughter, Summayya Muhammad, also stated that her father had always condemned the Boko Haram’s activities and that tapes of his messages were proof of that.


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  • Bala R

    It is increasingly becoming dangerous to be a muslem in this country. This govt and their CAN backers should know that we are pushed to the wall.

    • Danjuma

      CAN has not stop u from practicing ur religious believe but on event that u want to islamise every CAN deemed impossible.Do ur own and CAN will her own,peace will reigned.Nothing is difficult and dangerous when u practice islam and not minding to force some body to ur one religion.U call pple names as Arne meanin unbeliever bcos he is not own ur site.GOD who created u and i know why he allow us to co-exist and practice our religion independently but we allow the Devil or shatan as called by muslim to deceive us to disregard human life in the name religion

    • danjuma

      @Bala R,is like u re acquited with developments in the country.How many times does christians or CAN go the mosque and kill muslim when they re prayin?Are u aware that from sunday mornin to this the numba of christians that re killed in church at Borno,Adamawa and Taraba in the name religion?Did premuim times and daily trust report it?U sit down their to insult CAN,which is the umbrella body of all christians.The only consilation christians have in the BIBLE “which said vengence is of the Lord”cant return evil for evil.Jesus said Forgive them for they dont know ther re doin,love ur enemies as u love self.See what is happening in CAR.

    • Hateme

      idiotic parasite, do your worst! at least you cant do more than what you and your brothers boko haram have already done…dick head!