BREAKING: Court Strikes Out  Independence Day Bombing Charge Against Charles Okah


A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday struck out one of the charges brought against the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah by the Federal Government.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole disclosed that the charge was dismissed because the said evidence cited in court did not prove a case of treason as contained in count one of the charge.
He said the evidence did not prove that the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, who was at the Eagle Square at the time of the explosion was intimidated by the attack.

The Judge said the evidence before him failed to prove that Mr. Jonathan was sneaked out of Eagle Square, venue of the 50th anniversary celebration of Nigeria’s independence.

He said the evidence did not prove a case of treason as contained in count one of the charge.
Justice Kolawole also said the evidence cited by the prosecution failed to prove that governors who attended a meeting on March 15, 2010 in Warri, Delta State, where another blast occurred, were also intimidated.

He however dismissed a no-case submission filed by Mr. Okah and other defendants.

Mr. Okah now faces only terrorism charge.

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