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Turkish College Kidnapping: Absence Of Interpreter Stalls Arraignment

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The scheduled arraignment by the federal authorities of alleged kidnappers of Turkish International College student has been stalled because of the absence of an interpreter.
The accused individuals had been charged on a 5 count-charge of acts of terrorism punishable by life imprisonment underneath the Terrorism (Prevention) (Modification) Act, 2013.
After they had been referred to as to take their plea, the defendants who should not have any lawyer to defend them, knowledgeable the trial choose, Justice John Tsoho, that they didn’t perceive or communicate English Language fluently.
The prosecution counsel, Mr. Aminu Aliyu’s efforts to offer an interpreter proved abortive.
Consequently, Justice Tsoho, adjourned the case to the 21st June to allow the court docket prepare for an interpreter who will interpret to the defendant in pidgin language as pidgin will not be a language of the court docket.
The suspects within the case with cost no. FHC/ABJ/CR/85/2017 is Bekewei Agbojule (a.okay.a Asari), Egbasimokumo Ayeomi (a.okay.a Effiong), Godspower Olopele, Toki Okuba and Tremendous Allen Baye (a.okay.a Yanga) as defendants.
Agbojule, Ayeomi and Baye had been stated to be from Ijaw neighborhood of Arogbo city, within the riverine space of Ondo State, whereas Olopele and Okuba had been stated to be residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State and Isheri in Ogun State, respectively.