July 26, 2017

B’Haram: Convicted Kabiru Sokoto begs for pardon

B’Haram: Convicted Kabiru Sokoto begs for pardon

 B’Haram: Convicted Kabiru Sokoto begs for pardon by Ade Adesomuju

A member of Boko Haram sect already convicted of terrorism charges, Kabiru Umar (aka Kabiru Sokoto), has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan for pardon.Kabiru Sokoto

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The convict appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which sentenced him to life imprisonment on December 20, 2013.

But he told the President through a letter written on his behalf by his lawyer, Sheriff Okoh, that he was innocent of the offences he was convicted of.

Umar was jailed for being part of the mastermind of the 2011 Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Mandala, Niger State.

His letter dated December 23, 2013, appealing for presidential pardon was obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday.

In his letter, Okoh faulted the process leading to his client’s conviction, and assured that Umar had offered to help government to solve the Boko Haram crisis in the country.

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He insisted that Umar was innocent of the charges he was convicted of.

 

Read more here.

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