Trial of the three suspected Boko Haram members at a Federal High Court sitting in Bauchi was stalled, yesterday, as one of the accused was absent in the court for the third time.
The three suspects, Nasiru Abubakar, Haruna Garba and Aminu Lawal were sued In December last year by the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation over an alleged unlawful possession of fire arms and disruption of peace in the State.
It was alleged that Aminu Lawan had attempted to commit robbery at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital ATBUTH Bauchi sometime in March last year and so far he has failed to present himself before the court.
Counsel to the accused persons, Barrister Idris Jibo, applied for bail in respect of the two other accused persons, Haruna and Nasiru, pending the federal government would arraign all the three suspects together.
The trial Judge, Justice M.T. Salihu had, earlier on their first arraignment in December last year, ordered the federal government to produce all the accused persons in court.
Counsel to the Federal Government, Barrister Alex Adama, asked the court to give him more time to be able to arraign all the suspects and said that he could not bring them together because he was absent during the previous sittings.
In his ruling, Justice Salihu adjourned the case to the March 20, 2012 to enable the Federal Government amend the charges and make proper arraignment.