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Independence Day bombing: Court strikes out treason charge against Charles Okah
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Independence Day bombing: Court strikes out treason charge against Charles Okah

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Image result for Independence Day bombing: Court strikes out treason charge against Charles OkahA Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed one of the charges brought against the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole dismissed the charge because the evidence cited in court did not prove that then President Goodluck Jonathan, who was at the Eagle Square, the target of the blast, was intimidated by the attack.

The Judge said the evidence did not prove a case of treason as contained in count one of the charge.

He also said the evidence cited by the prosecution failed to prove that governors who attended a meeting on March the 15th, 2010 in Warri, Delta State, where another blast occurred, were also intimidated.

The judge also dismissed a no-case submission filed by  Okah and other defendants. Okah now faces only a terrorism charge.

The case has been adjourned to July the 5th for continuation of trial.

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