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.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.