Sixty members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shi’ite group, arrested on the 22nd July during a protest in the federal capital territory, have been arraigned before an FCT high court, in Abuja.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges on homicide, disturbance of public peace and destruction of government properties.
The protest which took place within the Central Business District, left a deputy commissioner of police, Usman Umar and one Precious Owolabi, a youth corps member with channels television, dead.
The trial judge , Justice Sulaiman Belgore, remanded the defendants in the custody of the special anti- robbery squad.
The court adjourned to the 10th December, for hearing on bail application and venue of trial.