8 phones found in Henry Okah's cell

2011-02-24 14:06
Johannesburg - A raid by police on a Nigerian terror suspect's jail cell yielded eight cellphones, according to police who said on Thursday that they don't want Henry Okah communicating with the outside world.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said jail officials raided Henry Okah's cell earlier this week after police received information he was making unauthorised calls.

Officials confiscated eight cellphones and other items Polela said he was not authorised to describe.

Polela said prisoners are not allowed cellphones.

"Mr Henry Okah should not be communicating with people from outside, because the investigation is at a very sensitive stage," Polela said.

Okah's lawyer did not return a call from The Associated Press on Thursday.

Okah is awaiting trial after being arrested in Johannesburg and linked to deadly bombings in Nigeria's capital during October independence celebrations.

Okah has denied involvement in the bombings.

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