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Henry Okah to appeal bail decision

2011-01-04 11:47

Johannesburg - Nigerian terror accused, Henry Okah, will appeal against a decision to deny him bail in a Randburg court on Tuesday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

"They will argue at the Randburg court today," NPA spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said.

Okah was denied bail in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court late last year.

He faces charges of terrorism, relating to the October 1 twin car bombing in Abuja, Nigeria which killed 12 people and injured 36.

Okah failed to convince the court that he was not the leader of the Movement for the emancipation of Niger Delta (Mend), which claimed responsibility for the Independence Day bombings.

His brother Charles and three others were also denied bail in a Nigerian court.

The four were also charged for allegedly kidnapping four Indian, three French and two Russian oil workers between August and October last year.

Okah is in custody in Johannesburg Prison.

Comments
  • themantshepo - 2011-01-04 12:06

    this bastad must go back to nigeria and face the music.... south africa is not a place for drug dealers and terrorists...voetsek hamba go!!!

      Wisdom - 2011-01-04 12:45

      stop calling people name OK. i don't know when u get that name drug dealers not all Nigeria deal with that OK there is a lot good Nigerians who is doing good business

      Clinton - 2011-01-04 13:08

      @Wisdom - he didn't say ALL Nigerians are drug dealers and terrorists. Please read comments carefully before you jump to conclusions. And I agree with themantshepo. South Africa has its own problems as it is. We don't have the time or resources to put up with other countries' bad people! VOETSEK HAMBA GO!!!!!

      william.botha - 2011-01-04 13:09

      @Wisdom-Maybe you should take a hard look at your fellow country men as I think you are a Nigerian. It is a reputation that was earned by Nigerians and it is well known all over the world that Nigerians are to be treated as suspicious until proven otherwise. There was even a program on Carte Blanche about the Nigerian lottery scammers based in the UK. I get scam emails from Nigerians ALL THE TIME.

      Dan-the-Man - 2011-01-04 13:11

      @ wisdom. you poepol. themantshepo never said all Nigerians are drug dealers.

      naromi@24.com - 2011-01-04 13:20

      show me a GOOD nigerian outside of nigeria.

      Tshifhiwa - 2011-01-04 14:09

      Mmmh interesting South Africans do protect each other against foreigners; this means together we can fight crime, corruption and all these other nonsense.

      kdk2002 - 2011-01-04 18:39

      themantshepo or what ever ridiculous name u call urself and all dis fools supporting ur senceless comment,it only shows hos mypopic d typical south african is.The man in question did nothing wrong and ur currupt prosecutors know that beacause they were all bribed by the Nigerian goverment.Its no surprise u all talk dis way beacause of ur ignorance and lack of good education.U can call Nigerians all sorts but d fact remains dat Nigerian are more intelligent than d south africans.U are where u are beacause of the whites in south africa.let them leave and see what south africa will turn into.stupid,jealous ignorant lunatics!!!!

  • Clinton - 2011-01-04 13:15

    If ever you wanted certainty that an opportunity is a fluke - this is it!! A dignified, reputable businessman wouldn't risk his credibility by pulling a sly stunt like this in order to save a couple of bucks on advertising. Go crawl back into your cave now and think of another way to bullshit people.

  • johanvanzyl84 - 2011-01-04 13:32

    A good nigerian haha next thing there will be honest policitians

  • kdk2002 - 2011-01-04 18:23

    Henry Okah was denied bail because the presiding judge was bribed by the Nigerian currupt goverment.How wonder how many oil blocks he was promised?.shameless old fool.he is a disgrace to the South African justice system and his profession.This only shows that White or Black African,they all have d same currupt mentality!!!

  • kdk2002 - 2011-01-04 18:25

    Henry Okah was denied bail because the presiding judge was bribed by the Nigerian currupt goverment.How wonder how many oil blocks he was promised?.shameless old fool.he is a disgrace to the South African justice system and his profession.This only shows that White or Black African,they all have d same currupt mentality!!!

  • kdk2002 - 2011-01-04 18:29

    Its no surprise to hear u all insulting this innocent man.I know its ur state of poverty and illeteracy thats affecting all of u and that fact remains that ur all jealous of Nigerians because they are more intelligent than the typical daft south african.The south african prosecutors had no single and sensible evidence against this man.so u all should think very well before opening ur mouths to talk stupidly.

      aurora9 - 2011-01-05 06:12

      Jealous of Nigerians? Oh please. Stay in Nigeria.

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