Independence Day Bombing: Charles Okah Files ‘No Case Submission’ as Prosecutor Closes Case

Charles Okah, the detained leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has filed a no case submission, just as the prosecutor brought its case to a close, Tuesday.
Charles a brother to Henry Okah is standing trial alongside Obi Nwabueze, at a Federal High Court, Abuja, for allegedly masterminding the 2010 Independence Day bombing at the Eagle Square, Abuja
At the resumed hearing, Tuesday, counsel to Okah, Samuel Izibiri (SAN) sought the order of the court to file a no-case submission, saying the prosecution had not made any case against his client.
The trial Judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, granted the application and ordered that the motion be filled and also served on the prosecution team within 14 days who in turn should respond within 7 days of such service.
He However adjourned hearing in the no-case submission till March 15, 2017.
At Tuesday ‘s sitting, the prosecution closed his case after calling 17th witnesses to testify against Okah.
The 17th and last prosecution witness an operative of the Department of State Security (DSS) Humphrey Idowu Ohikware during a cross examination by Samuel Izibiri (SAN), counsel to Okah, on Monday, told the court he was not at the scene of the bomb blast, neither did he participate in the investigation nor have any written statement regarding the blast other than that related to a confiscated consignment.

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