Boko Haram: FG charges Deeper Life Church attackers


Nnamdi Felix / Abuja

Nigeria’s Federal Government on Wednesday filed a six count charge against suspected Boko Haram member, Mr. Abdulmannan Obadiki who was arrested in connection with the 2012 attack on a Deeper Life Church in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. About 20 worshipers were shot dead at the attack carried out at the middle of the night while worshipers were having night vigil.

Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect stormed the church in August, 2012.

Obadiki is charged with offences of engaging in terrorism activities and illegal possession of firearm. He was alleged to have committed the offences in collaboration with some others who are now at large.

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Obadiki, light in complexion and dressed in native attire, was taken before Justice Gabriel Kolawole at the Federal High Court, Abuja by security operatives.

His planned arraignment was aborted owing to his inability to secure the service of a lawyer.

The court thereafter adjourned to 12th December for his arraignment.