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Oct 31, 2011

Man on trial for Allegedly plotting to bomb Third Mainland Bridge

Fafana Sekon allegedly tried to recruit volunteers with $5 million to carry out the attack for Boko Haram.

A man, Fafana Sekon, was on Friday arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly seeking a volunteer to bomb the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, for the Boko-Haram sect.

Police Prosecutor Danjuma Etobi told the court that the suspect was arrested on September 5, 2011, by the operatives of Lagos CID Annex, attached to Area G, Ogba Police Station, Lagos.

He said the patrol team found a message sent by the accused to his friends through his Blackberry messenger chat, informing them of the plot.

“Boko Haram has offered to pay $5 million to anybody that would volunteer to bomb down the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos,” read the message.

Etobi said the accused was charged with belonging to an unlawful society which contravened section 97B of the Penal Code Law.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge but Chief Magistrate Okeagu Azubuike ordered he be remanded in prison custody.

The case was adjourned to December 1 for hearing

Source: Dailytimes.com.ng