Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Nigerian Terrorist Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison

Henry Okah
A high court in Johannesbourg, South Africa has pronounced judgement on Nigerian terrorist, Henry Okah.

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

The charges are related to the two car bombs in Abuja, Nigeria which saw 12 people being killed and 36 people injured during the country's independence anniversary on October 1st, 2010.

The second bombing took place in Warri on March 15, 2010 at a post amnesty dialogue meeting that left one person killed and 11 seriously injured.

The court judge, Judge Neel Claassen sentenced Henry 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. However the 13 years will run concurrently with the 24 years.