Jan 25, 2013

Abuja Court sentences Henry Okah’s accomplice, Ebiware, to life imprisonment

Henry Okah

Edmund Ebiware, one of the four persons arraigned for the October 1, 2010 bomb attack in Abuja, has been found guilty of terrorism charges by a Federal High Court in Abuja and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The judge overseeing the trial, Gabriel Kolawole, delivered the verdict after listening to the testimony of all the six witnesses and Exhibit Six, which validly linked him to the crime committed, as he also failed to give information to relevant authority.

Justice Kolawole cited the Section 40(B) of the Criminal Code Act, which provides that any person who becomes an accessory to treason or becomes aware of the commission of treason and did not give evidence to the President, a State Governor or a peace officer, in order to prevent the commission of the crime, is liable to treason and sentenced to life in prison.


He said: “I concluded that the accused person is adjudged guilty as charged, being aware early in September 2010, that Henry Okah was planning a bomb attack but did not give such information to any of the persons or authority listed in section 40,B of the Criminal Code Act.”

The bomb attack which took place at the Eagle Square in 2010, killed about 12 people and several vehicles were burnt beyond recognition. Henry Okah, the alleged mastermind, was recently found guilty of all charges of terrorism by a South African court and sentenced to 50 years in prison.