High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted as evidence, two AK 47 rifles and 60 rounds of live ammunition as evidence in the ongoing trial of Kogi State University lecturer, Dr Nazeef Yunus Mohammed and two others by the Federal Government, over the terrorism charge slammed against them by the Department of the State Security Services (SSS).
At the resumed hearing of the trial on Wednesday, prosecution counsel, Mrs N. B. Jones Nebo, Chief State Counsel, Attorney-General of the Federation’s office, sought to tender the rifles and ammunition as exhibit through the Prosecution Witness Three, Umar Ahmed.
She was, however, opposed by the defence counsel, Hassan Liman, James Ocholi and Abdul Mohammed, counsel for the first to third accused persons respectively.
They urged the court not to admit the rifles in evidence, on the ground that the description of the AK 47 rifles given by the witness (PW3) was totally different from what was sought to be tendered as exhibits by the prosecution.
The trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, dismissed the objection to the admissibility of the rifles as exhibit and admitted same and consequently adjourned till September 25 for continuation of trial.
The accused persons, Dr Nazeef Yunus Mohammed, Salami Abdulahi and Musa Umar, are currently facing trial for allegedly sponsoring the activities of the Boko Haram sect.
They were arraigned on an eight-count charge bordering on terrorism.