Information from the Federal High court in Abuja presided over by Justice Bilkisu Aliyu which is trying the Boko Haram members involved in the Suleja bombing indicate that four of the accused have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. This will be the first time that a conviction has been handed down in a case involving Boko Haram.
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It may be recalled that in the sensational trial, evidence was tendered in court showing that the men were lured into the bombing which killed many innocents by promises of receiving virgins in heaven. A text sent to one of them was read out in court and stated as follows;
“Do a deed which Allah by his grace and mercy save you from the punishment of the grave and a dangerous bridge with the speed of light and make you pass Serud (sic). Save you from the greatest fear and hell fire.
70 members of your family will marry you 72 virgins in paradise; give you a crown of respect which even the prophet will be impressed with; I say by the Rasud, ‘keep your soul in the green birds of paradise and you wish to return to the world and die as he died because of the good blessings and reward you encounter after such a noble last deed. I pray for such a noble deed.” Source: Naija Pundit