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Independence Day Bomb Plotters Sentenced; Alleged Mastermind Gets Life

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced Charles Okah and his co-defendant, Obi Nwabueze, to life imprisonment for masterminding the bomb blasts which occurred in Abuja on October 1, 2010 and, earlier in Warri, Delta State, on March 15 of the same year.

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Justice Gabriel Kolawole, delivering judgment in the case ruled that the prosecution, proved the charges preferred against Charles and Nwabueze beyond reasonable doubt.

The two convicts were said to have planned the attacks with Charles’ elder brother, Mr. Henry Okah, the leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, who had been convicted of the same offences and sentenced to 24 years’ imprisonment by a South African court in 2013.

 

 

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