Senator Ali Ndume has revealed that former Vice President, Namadi Sambo was aware of his contact with Boko Haram terrorists.
According to our source, Ndume made the revelation when speaking at the federal high court, Abuja, on Tuesday. He said contact with Boko Haram was established when he was appointed into the presidential committee on security matters to negotiate for peace with the group.
The federal government arraigned Ndume in 2011 and re-arraigned him in 2013 on a four-count charge of allegedly sponsoring the sect.
When the matter was called on Tuesday for counsel to adopt their addresses, prosecuting counsel, Geraldine Okafor, urged the court to compel Ndume to open his defence.
“His admission that he was a member of the Presidential Committee on Security Matters also corroborates the evidence of the prosecution that he had volumes of information on the terrorist group which he refused to give to the government,” she said.
“The volume of information found on him was revealing and warranted his being charged to court. The prosecution is not fishing for information but in law, the defendant has to offer information being a member of the Presidential Committee on Security Matters.
“Let the point be made here that witnesses of the government have by one way or the other linked the charge against the defendant to him and this court, as an impartial court, should order the defendant to open his defence. ()Source: THE CABLE