Posted on Thu 1 Jun 2017, 02:03 PM

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the no case submission by alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah.

Although the court dropped the treason charge against him, he is however to face charges of Terrorism.

Justice Kolawole explained that the charges of treason was dropped because the prosecution did not cite any evidence in court to prove that the President Goodluck Jonathan, the target of the blast, in eagles square, was intimidated by the attack.

He said the prosecution did not also prove that the president was sneaked out of the venue of the 50th anniversary celebration of Nigeria’s independence.

Charles Okah, younger brother to Henry Okah, an acclaimed leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, was arrested in October 2010 after the explosion which MEND claimed responsibility for. His trial has lingered without making a serious progress in 7 years.

Henry was 2013 found guilty of terrorism charges by a South African court.


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