The case surrounding the detained President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, took another turn as the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) refused to release him for arraignment.

Bodejo was initially arrested on January 23 in Nasarawa State over the unveiling of a vigilante group. On February 5, the Attorney General of the Federation sought a court order to remand Bodejo pending investigation and arraignment.

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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja granted a 15-day remand order.

As the 15-day period expired, the judge instructed the Federal Government to file charges against Bodejo within seven days. However, during the recent proceedings, Bodejo was not present in court, and the prosecution claimed to have filed charges the previous day, though the judge stated that no charges were before him.

Bodejo’s counsel, Mohammed Sheriff, filed an application seeking his client’s unconditional release from the DIA’s custody and urged the court to hear the bail application. The prosecution counsel, however, opposed the application, citing national security concerns.

Justice Ekwo adjourned the case until March 22 for ruling on Bodejo’s bail application.

Earlier, members of the Hore stormed Abuja demanding release of their President.

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