Okah, 3 others denied bail

2010-12-22 07:13

Abuja, Nigeria – A Nigerian court has denied bail to the brother of an alleged militant leader and three others charged with bombings in Nigeria’s capital city and kidnappings in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta.

The Abuja Federal High Court yesterday denied Charles Okah and the others bail after they had been charged with kidnapping four Indian, three French and two Russian oil workers between August and October this year.

The four men also faced treason and terrorism charges over the October 1 twin car bombings that killed at least 12 people in Abuja’s Eagle Square where Nigerians were celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule.

Charles’ brother Henry Okah faces terrorism charges for the same attack in South Africa, where he lives.

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