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Court suspends Okah’s trial due to surgery

By Oludare Richards, Abuja   |   23 February 2016   |   2:47 am

Charles-OkahA FEDERAL High Court in Abuja, yesterday suspended the trial of alleged mastermind of Abuja 2010 Independent Day bombing, Charles Okah, pending his recovery from surgery at the National Hospital. Abuja.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole said the suspension would help him recover and enable him attend his trial. In light of the development, Justice Kolawole ruled thus:
“In view of the absence of the accused who had undergone a medical surgery in the National Hospital, Abuja, the trial shall be suspended till March 10 at 11:30am,”
 
The judge, however, ordered that Obi Nwabueze, standing trial alongside Okah be remanded in Kuje Prison and produced in court at the next adjourned trial date.

At the sitting yesterday, the court ordered the Nigeria Prison Service to provide tight security at the hospital premises.




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