Terrorism: I won’t interfere with investigations, Miyetti Allah president assures court 

The detained president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, has told a Federal High Court, Abuja that he would not interfere with ongoing investigations if granted bail.

He told Justice Inyang Ekwo in a motion for bail filed by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, that he had no criminal record.

The Miyetti Allah leader, who was arraigned on three-count charge bordering on terrorism, has since been kept in the custody of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

In the motion with charge number: FHC/ABJ/CR/141/2024 date and filed March 28, he sought an order admitting him to bail on liberal terms pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.

Giving nine grounds why he should be granted bail, the detained Bodejo said the offences with which he was charged were bailable ones.

“The defendant/applicant has no criminal record whatsoever,” he said.

He added that his reputation attest not only to his reliability and credibility and also to the fact that he will not jump bail if the application is granted.

He said he had “suffered from grave ill-health; an exceptional circumstance for the grant of bail.”

Bodejo argued that by Section 36 (5) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Besides, he said the charge preferred against him did not disclose a prima facie case against him.