Okah ‘plotted Equatorial Guinea overthrow for arms smuggling’

2012-10-04 10:13

Nigerian rebel leader and terrorism accused Henry Okah allegedly plotted to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea to use it as a transit point for arms smuggling.

This was the evidence of Okah’s former personal assistant in the South Gauteng High Court this morning.

Okah is facing charges related to the terrorist bombing of the Nigerian capital of Abuja on October 1 2010.

Okah’s personal assistant “Stanley”, whose identity is being protected by the court after he was kidnapped and threatened, told the court that he had overheard a conversation in which Okah had discussed overthrowing the government of Equatorial Guinnea.

“He (Okah) was talking to a chap on the phone, he was talking about overthrowing Equatorial Guineas’s government’,” Stanley said.

Stanley said Okah later told him that if there was “no government in Equatorial Guinea, it will be under his control and he can use it as a transit point to bring arms to the Niger Delta”.

Stanley is due to be cross examined by the defence next.

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