ARTICLES RELATING TO HENRY OKAH

Convicted terrorist Okah to be kept at Kokstad prison

2014-06-28 07:32

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application to relocate convicted terrorist Henry Okah from a prison in KZN to one in Pretoria, the department of correctional services says.

Escape bid by rapist and terrorist foiled

2014-02-10 09:32

Observant wardens at Leeuwkop prison have foiled an escape attempt by Sunday rapist Jaco Steyn and Nigerian terror mastermind Henry Okah, according to a report.

Okah my forever guy - wife

2013-03-26 22:33

The wife of convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah says that he is her "forever guy" and that she will stand by him despite his 24-year jail sentence.

Calls for a lighter sentence for Okah

2013-03-18 22:24

Nigerian Henry Okah, convicted of terrorism, should receive a lesser sentence to maintain peace in his home country, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Lawyer claims Okah trial irregular

2013-03-18 14:48

Nigerian Henry Okah, convicted of terrorism, believes his trial in the South Gauteng High Court was irregular, his lawyer has told the court.

Henry Okah sacks lawyers

2013-02-28 22:27

The South Gauteng High Court has been forced to delay the sentencing of Nigerian national Henry Okah, convicted of 13 terrorism charges, after he sacked his lawyers.

Okah lawyer to take the stand

2013-02-01 08:25

The lawyer for convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah is expected to take the stand in the South Gauteng High Court during his sentencing procedures.

State: Okah chose not to bring witnesses

2013-01-31 14:13

Nigeria Henry Okah, who has been convicted on 13 counts of terrorist activities, chose not to apply for his witnesses to come to South Africa to testify, the State says.

Life sentence for Abuja bomber

2013-01-26 08:12

A Nigerian court has sentenced to life in prison a man convicted in connection with the twin bombings in the capital Abuja near independence day commemorations in 2010 that killed 12 people.

Terror accused Okah found guilty

2013-01-21 11:20

Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah has been found guilty of masterminding two car bombings in Abuja, by the High Court in Johannesburg.

Henry Okah trial to resume in October

2012-01-30 14:04

Nigerian terror-accused Henry Okah's trial has been adjournment until October 1 - exactly two years after the Abuja car bombings he is accused of orchestrating.

Okah to get treatment before trial

2011-08-24 12:04

Nigerian terror-accused Henry Okah will receive medical treatment before he goes on trial next year, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has ruled.

Okah to face additional charges

2011-04-18 14:20

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has appeared in court, where it emerged that additional charges of terrorism and terror financing are being added to his charge sheet.

Okah 'issued terror threats from cell'

2011-02-24 09:36

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah's cell has been raided and cellphones and a map seized, after he allegedly issued terror threats.

Nigerian dies during police raid

2011-01-24 16:23

A Nigerian man has died during questioning by police during a weekend drug raid on a house reportedly belonging to the wife of Henry Okah.

Henry Okah's bail appeal dismissed

2011-01-07 12:20

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah's appeal against a decision to deny him bail has been dismissed, the NPA says.

Damning evidence keeps Okah in jail

2010-11-19 13:15

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has failed to convince the court that he is not the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta.

Nigeria finds third 'car bomb'

2010-11-18 22:22

Nigeria's intelligence agency says it has recovered a vehicle that was wired to explode and which is linked to twin car bombings on October 1.

Okah blamed for oil delta bombs

2010-11-11 09:13

The main suspect behind twin car bombings in Nigeria’s capital Abuja last month was also responsible for bomb attacks in the southern city of Warri in March, the secret service says.

Okah bail application postponed

2010-11-09 11:26

The bail application of Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has been postponed because the magistrate hasn't had enough time to listen to court recordings.

Okah not legal in SA - State

2010-11-04 15:02

Alleged Nigerian terror bombing conspirator Henry Okah has applied for refugee status as he was illegally in South Africa, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Nigeria weapons haul includes rockets

2010-10-27 22:08

Artillery rockets have been intercepted at Nigeria's busiest cargo port raising security questions before the upcoming presidential election.

Henry Okah due back in court

2010-10-22 11:28

The bail application of Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah is set to resume in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Okah wants to see evidence

2010-10-21 18:15

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah's lawyer has asked the State to supply him with copies of cellphone records used as evidence in his trial.

State fails to link Okah to bombing

2010-10-20 21:16

The bail application of Nigerian Henry Okah has taken a dramatic twist when the State failed to produce substantial evidence linking him to the Abuja bombings.

 

Okah moved after failed prison escapes

2014-04-04 09:30

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah has been moved twice after failed prison escapes with inmates, according to a report.

Mend claims Nigeria oil region attack

2013-04-07 22:22

A statement purporting to be from the main militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing region, Mend, claimed an attack on security forces, alleging at least 15 officers were killed.

Henry Okah jailed for 24 years

2013-03-26 13:02

Nigerian Henry Okah has been jailed for 24 years by the South Gauteng High Court, three months after being found guilty of 13 counts of terrorism.

Protestor proclaims Okah's innocence

2013-03-18 18:02

Nigerian Henry Okah is not a terrorist and South Africa has prosecuted an innocent man, a protester says outside the South Gauteng High Court.

Okah in court ahead of sentencing

2013-03-18 14:07

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah has briefly appeared in the High Court in Johannesburg ahead of his sentencing, before a short adjournment was announced.

Okah sentencing postponed

2013-02-01 12:48

The sentencing process of Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah has been postponed by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Okah will work for peace, court hears

2013-01-31 21:50

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah will work with the country's government to bring peace to the region, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Nigerian terrorist's sentencing to start

2013-01-31 07:47

Sentencing of Nigerian Henry Okah, convicted on 13 charges of terrorist activities, is expected to start in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Okah 'planner, funder' of car bombs

2013-01-21 14:22

Nigerian Henny Okah was "the leader, planner, funder, supplier... of car bombs used in Warri in 2010", a judge says, adding that the evidence of all the accomplices that worked with him was not contradicted.

Henry Okah trial starts in SA

2012-10-01 12:39

The trial of a presumed militant leader, Henry Okah, accused of masterminding two deadly bombings at Nigeria's independence celebrations two years ago is set to open.

Nigeria blast - more suspects arrested

2011-10-11 22:47

Three additional suspects, including a banker, have been arrested over two car bombings on last year's Independence Day in Abuja, which killed at least 12 people.

Terror-accused Okah asks for sunlight

2011-06-21 16:49

Nigerian terror-accused Henry Okah, in solitary confinement in jail, has apparently asked his lawyer to prolong court proceedings so he could see some sunlight.

8 phones found in Henry Okah's cell

2011-02-24 14:06

A raid by police on a Nigerian terror suspect's jail cell has yielded eight cellphones, according to police who say they don't want Henry Okah communicating with the outside world.

Henry Okah won't be extradited

2011-02-11 12:05

The Nigerian investigation team will not be extraditing terror accused Henry Okah, says the National Prosecuting Authority.

Okah's brother collapses in court

2011-01-18 13:21

The brother of a notorious militant charged with treason over Independence Day twin car bombings in Nigeria’s capital has collapsed in court as his trial was about to start.

Henry Okah to appeal bail decision

2011-01-04 11:47

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah is appealing against a decision to deny him bail in a Randburg court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Henry Okah denied bail

2010-11-19 11:40

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has been denied bail after failing to convince the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court that he is not the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta.

Okah case postponed

2010-11-12 14:50

The case of Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has been postponed to November 19 in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Home affairs keeps watch on Okah case

2010-11-09 18:12

The home affairs department is keeping a close watch at the bail application of Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah, as it doubts his legality in the country, says a spokesperson.

Okah case postponed for judgment

2010-11-04 18:36

The bail application of Nigerian terror accused, Henry Okah, has been postponed for judgment in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.

Evidence against Okah 'fabricated'

2010-11-04 12:53

Evidence against suspected Nigerian bombing conspirator Henry Okah was fabricated, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Okah loses bid to view evidence

2010-10-22 23:04

The bid by a suspected Nigerian bombing conspirator to view evidence used by the prosecution to link him to the attack has been dealt a blow.

Okah's wife falls foul of judge

2010-10-21 22:14

The wife of suspected Nigerian terror mastermind Henry Okah has found herself on the wrong side of the law during her husband's bail application.

Okah 'bought cars used in bombing'

2010-10-21 12:13

Terror accused Henry Okah instructed his co-conspirators to buy the two cars used in the Nigerian Independence Day bombings, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Amnesty 'proves Okah is rebel leader'

2010-10-20 16:08

The fact that Henry Okah accepted amnesty in his home country is evidence that he is a rebel leader, says the State prosecution.

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