Jones Abiri, a Nigerian journalist was on Thursday remanded in a federal prison in Nasarawa State after showing in courtroom for the continuation of his trial.
Abiri is being tried by the Division of State Providers for alleged militancy, two years after he was arrested. He was charged with the offence on July 27. On the resumed trial on the Chief Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom in Wuse Zone 2 in Abuja, Abiri advised the courtroom of his expertise whereas being detained by the DSS.
He was later granted bail within the sum of N2 million and two sureties who have to be civil servants not decrease than degree 12. His lawyer, nonetheless, requested the courtroom to fluctuate the bail circumstances, saying they have been too stringent and can’t be met by him.
The trial Justice of the Peace Chukwu Emeka Nweke then adjourned the trial to August eight to listen to the appliance and ordered that Mr Abiri must be detained on the Keffi Federal prison as an alternative of the power of the DSS. Mr Abiri, the writer of Weekly Supply journal, was arrested on July 21, 2016, at his workplace in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on allegations that he was a key militant terrorising locals and expatriates within the oil-rich Niger Delta, an allegation he denies.