Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing Borno South Senatorial district, who was alleged by the State Security Service as a financier of the Boko Haram sect, has pleaded not guilty to the breach of official trust by disclosing information to unauthorized persons and criminals.
Ndume was arraigned today at a Chief Magistrate Court at Zone 2, Abuja, where he pleaded not guilty. While his accuser Sanda Umar Konduga the alleged Boko Haram spokesman pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal intimidation and anonymous calls. Konduga has been convicted and sentenced to a nine-year jail term. He had allegedly confessed to having, on the orders of the Senator, sent threatening messages to different individuals in the past.
The Joint Task Force reportedly arrested 13 suspects in connection to the attacks that held in Damaturu and Maiduguri, the Yobe and Borno State capitals.