Henry Okah Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison Iover Abuja bomb blast

at 26-03-2013 01:39PM (7 years ago)

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Court Founds Henry Okah Guilty Of The Terrorism Charges

South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has sentenced the leader of the Movement of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Henry Okah, to 24 years in prison.Judge Neels Claassen said the state had proved Okah’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt stressing that his (Okah’s) failure to testify meant the evidence against him remained uncontested.

Mr. Okah was found guilty of masterminding the October 1, 2010 bomb blast in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

On January 21, the court found Okah guilty on 13 counts of terrorism, including engaging in terrorist activities, conspiracy to engage in terrorist activities, and delivering, placing, and detonating an explosive device.

Okah was charged in connection with two car bombs in Abuja in which 12 people were killed and 36 injured on October 1 2010.
The second bombing took place in Warri on 15 March 2010 at a post amnesty dialogue meeting. One person was killed and 11 seriously injured.

Reports said Claassen sentenced Okah to 12 years imprisonment for each of the bombings and 13 years for the threats made to the South African government after his arrest in October 2010.
The 13 years would run concurrently with the 24 years.

chicco77 at 26-03-2013 01:43PM (7 years ago)
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Herdeola1 at 26-03-2013 03:19PM (7 years ago)
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That purnishment is too cheap