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Abuja blasts: Charles Okah’s son, 4 others regain freedom

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja
Five persons including Bolebi Okah’s nephew of embattled Henry Okah, Shola Ladoja, Felix Friday Kufre, Michael William and Larry Fafi, detained by the State Security Service, SSS, for their alleged involvement in the October Abuja bomb blasts have been released.

Felix is said to be a security man while William and Larry, were all arrested at the residence of Charles Okah, younger brother of the ex_MEND leader.

One of the Abuja bomb blast Suspect, in Handcuffs being led out of the Court where they ere arranged by the SSS, at the F.C.T. Judiciary Chief Magistrate Court, Wuse Zone 6, in Abuja on Thursday, 21/10/10.

The SSS had earlier insisted that they played roles in the October 1 bomb blasts that marred Nigeria’s Independence Day anniversary celebrations in Abuja.

They were among the accused persons that were purportedly arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrate court on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Counsel to Charles Okah, Mr. Oghenovo Otemu told Saturday Vanguard yesterday, that the five persons were released on Thursday night.

Those still in detention are Charles, Edmund Ebibare who was accused of exchanging incriminating text messages with Chief Raymond Dokpesi and Ernest Nwosu Orlu, who was arrested in place of his elder brother Chima Orlu, earlier declared  wanted by the SSS.

When Saturday Vanguard called the Public Relation Officer of the SSS, Mrs. Marilyn Ogar on phone to confirm the information, she declined commenting on the issue, stressing that she would only talk to an editor and not a reporter.

According to her, “I can’t say anything to you concerning the sensitiveness of this matter, this is how people has been calling me from everywhere and I don’t know who is who, the only person I know is your Bureau Chief in Abuja, Mr. Emma Ujah, I cannot talk to any other person” she insisted.

It would be recalled that seven persons were on Thursday, October 21, 2010, dragged before Magistrate Oyebiola Oyewumi, amidst water tight security.

Legion of SSS operatives that escorted the two unmarked buses used to convey the accused persons to court had prevented lawyers, court officials and journalists from entering the court premises even as the barricaded all the streets leading to the court which is located in Wuse zone 6, Abuja.

Abuja, Mr. Emma Ujah. I cannot talk to any other person,” she insisted.
It would be recalled that seven persons were on Thursday, October 21, 2010, dragged before Magistrate Oyebiola Oyewumi, amidst water tight security.

Legion of SSS operatives that escorted the two unmarked buses used to convey the accused persons to court had prevented lawyers, court officials and journalists from entering the court premises even as the barricaded all the streets leading to the court which is located in Wuse zone 6, Abuja.


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