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Henry Okah Gets 24 Years For Independence Day Bombing!


A South African court sitting in Johannesburg, on Tuesday sentenced Henry Okah, leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND to a total of 24 years imprisonment for his role in the October 1, 2010 bomb explosions that killed people during Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations.

In the course of Okah’s trial, he  had been found guilty of 13 charges bordering on terrorism, including conspiracy and placement of explosive devices and detonation of the same in January and the court adjourned fixing his sentencing for a later date.

Judge Neels Claassen sentenced the Nigerian to 12 years imprisonment for each of the two car bombs that went off in Abuja during Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary parade while he also got 13 years imprisonment for the threats he issued against the South African government when he was arrested in 2010. The terms would however run concurrently.

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