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Friday, 2 June 2017

Court rejects Charles Okah's No-case accommodation: Independence Day Bombing

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, expelled a no–case accommodation documented by Charles Okah and requested him to open his safeguard in the fear mongering charges recorded against him by the Federal Government. 

Charles Okah is the more youthful sibling to ex-pioneer of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, who is serving life sentence in South Africa imprison. 

Okah, Nwabueze, Edmund Ebiware and Tiemkemfa Francis-Osvwo (otherwise known as General Gbokos) were first charged under the steady gaze of the court on Dec. 7, 2010 over their charged association in the Oct. 1, 2010 impact which left around 12 individuals dead and a few others harmed. 

The court had before sentenced their co-denounced, Edmund Ebiware, to life detainment, while the fourth respondent, Tekemfa Francis-Osvwo kicked the bucket in jail. 

Conveying administering on a no-case-accommodation recorded by the respondents, Justice Gabriel Kolawole held that the arraignment direct, Alex Iziyon had made out an at first sight case connecting Okah and Nwabueze with the affirmed offense. 

In expelling the entries made by the safeguard advise, Emeka Okoroafor and Oghenovo Otemu,( direction to Okay and Nwabueze individually) the court stated, "the arraignment has made out by all appearances case through declarations of witnesses. 

The Judge said the witnesses had connected the respondents with the charges and this obliges them to offer clarification. 

The court additionally held, as opposed to the entries of the respondents, that the proof given by the 17 witnesses rung by the arraignment has not been defamed nor cracked to warrant maintaining the no-case-accommodation. 

"At this phase of continuing, court is not required to increase the value of the displays or frame feeling on proof illustrated by witnesses. 

"It is my view, that the declarations of the witnesses have illustrated at first sight case to warrant the first and second respondents to enter guard. 

"The no case entries made by the litigants are not all around established; respondents are required to enter safeguard in light of the declarations of the 17 indictment witnesses," the court held. 

Equity Kolawole deferred the matter until July 5 and 6 for the respondents to open their barrier. 

On April 3, 2017, the litigants had asked the court to maintain their no case entries. 

The litigants refered to overpowering disagreements in confirmation of the arraignment witnesses, demanding that there was no dependable proof to demonstrate the charge against them. 

They contended that the declarations of the indictment witnesses were gravely disparaged that no court can depend on them to settle on an issue

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