• Henry, Charles Okah, Nnamdi Kanu may be freed as MEND, FG strike deal to end Niger Delta crisis

    Henry, Charles Okah, Nnamdi Kanu may be freed as MEND, FG strike deal to end Niger Delta crisis

    The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Federal Government currently engaged in a dialogue through the oil companies and security agencies have reached far-reaching compromises, including the release of former militant leader, Henry Okah, in prison in South Africa and Charles Okah, incarcerated in Nigeria.

    They also agreed that ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo , alias Tompolo, would not be harassed by government if he makes himself available as a delegate on MEND Aaron Team 2, while […]

  • Prisons provide update on Charles Okah escape saga

    Prisons provide update on Charles Okah escape saga

    Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Saturday night said contrary to speculations that there was a jail break in Kuje Medium Security Prison and that Charles Okah had escaped from lawful custody, the prisoner “is still in the prison, safe and sound”.

    Its spokesman, DCP Francis Enobore, in a statement explained that two inmates escaped from the prison at about 1930hrs, though not through jail break.

    He noted that the inmates in question were awaiting trial for culpable homicide and had no relationship with […]

  • Charles Okah has not escaped, says NPS

    Charles Okah has not escaped, says NPS

    The Nigerian Prisons Service on Saturday said the suspected mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombings in Abuja, Charles Okah, has not escaped from Kuje Prison in Abuja, where he is being kept.

    But the prisons authorities said there was a jail break attempt on Friday night.

    News had filtered out on Saturday morning that Okah had scaled the Kuje Prison fence alongside some other prisoners and escaped.

    But the spokesman of the NPS, Francis Enobore, told an online medium on Saturday: “He […]

  • Tragedy As Charles Okah Attempts Suicide Inside Court

    Tragedy As Charles Okah Attempts Suicide Inside Court

    Proceedings at the Federal High Court was disrupted yesterday, when the suspect of the Independence Day bombing in Abuja, Mr. Charles Okah, attempted suicide from the third floor of the six storey building of the court.

    Okah, who felt frustrated that his trial has dragged on for too long attempted to end it all yesterday.
    He has been facing terrorism charges before the court for about five years.

    After the trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole adjourned the case to October 20, Okah sought […]

  • Breaking: Charles Okah attempts committing suicide in court earlier today, he is the Alleged Mastermind Bomber

    Breaking: Charles Okah attempts committing suicide in court earlier today, he is the Alleged Mastermind Bomber

    Security operatives attached to Justice Gabriel Kolawole at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday prevented Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing from committing suicide in court.

    Okah, who is standing trial on charges of terrorism, had sought the permission of the judge to speak on what he termed “endless trial,” as his counsel was absent in court.

    One of the four Abuja blasts suspects, Mr Charles Tombrah Okah, in handcuffs, being led out of the Federal […]

  • Charles Okah Said He’s Now Fit To Face Trial over Abuja bombing

    Charles Okah Said He’s Now Fit To Face Trial over Abuja bombing

     

    Over the alleged mastermind of the October 1, 2010, bombing in Abuja, a report revealed that, Charles Okah has told the court that he was now fit to stand trial and to defend the treason charges against him. Trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, had last year, adjourned the matter to Thursday, to allow the Nigerian Legal Aid Council some time to assign him a new counsel. Okah’s lawyer, Festus Keyamo had, earlier, been stopped from representing him, which stalled the […]