Charles Okah
Charles Okah

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday has sentenced the mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah alongside his accomplice, Obi Nwabueze life imprisonment.

Recall that his elder brother, Henry Okah had been sentenced for a similar crime in South Africa, where he was based.

More than twelve people were killed in the bombing at the Eagle Square, Abuja during the former president Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Delivering the 105 pages judgement that lasted for 4 hour, 30 minutes, the presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, found the defendants guilty as charged for being responsible for March 15, 2010, bomb blast which claimed one life in Warri, Delta State and the October 1st, 2010 bomb blast near Eagle Square in Abuja which claimed several lives.

The judge noted that the second defendant, Obi Nwabueze, particularly made himself available to run illegal errands for Henry Okah by providing N1.2m used to purchase five fairly used cars deployed for the Warri blast, while Charles Okah, provided the sum of N2m used for the purchase of the four cars deployed for the Independence Day blast in Abuja.

The ruling was in accordance with section 15 sub sections 1 and 2 of the EFCC act.




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