Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), on Friday, charged 45 people suspected to be members of Boko Haram who reportedly planned to bomb Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi to court
Those charged included Abuyi Sheriff, Babagana Ali, Abass Ibrahim, Abubaka Grema, Kabiri Ibrahim, Mustaph Mohammed, Usman Mohammed and Modu Amsami are among the accused.
Others are Isa Agafi, Adamu Jebili, Saja Kamba, Abba Sagoma, Mallam Buchu, Abdul-Kareem Abba, Babagana Koloye, Usman Buka, Adamu Mohammed, Lawal Mohammed and Tela Abana.
Also Also charged were Mustapha Mohammed, Isa Agafi, Belo Modu, Kachala Babagana, Modu Abu, Alhaji Modu Mustapha and many others.
The suspects were arrested by the officers of DSS in the state following a tip-off.
An affidavit sworn to and presented before the court stated that following an intelligence report that there would be a terror attack in September 2015 by the terrorist group at Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi, Etiosa Local Government Area of Lagos, a team of DSS cordoned off the area, intercepted and arrested the suspects.
It also stated that arms were recovered from them and the suspects allegedly made confessional statement after their arrest that they were planning to bomb the estate.
They were brought to Isolo Magistrates’ Court where the DSS requested the court to order for their remand in prison pending the conclusion of investigation.
It was gathered that following an alarm raised that some members of the Boko Haram sect had relocated to Lagos to cause mayhem, security agents have been on the alert to forestall any breakdown of law and order in the state.
When the matter came up at the Isolo Magistrates’ court, the magistrate ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison at Kirikiri as requested pending when the DSS will conclude their investigation and their arraignment in the high court.