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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Henry Okah Jailed for 24 Years for Involvement in Independence Day Bombings

Alleged Supplier of arms to Niger Delta Militants in Nigeria, Henry Okah has been jailed for 24 years by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"Effectively, the accused [Okah] is therefore sentenced to 24 years imprisonment," Judge Neels Claassen said as he handed down sentence.

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

The charges were related to two car bombs in Abuja, Nigeria, on October 1 2010 (Nigeria's Independence Anniversary) in which 12 people were killed and 36 injured.

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.

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