Saturday, 25 May 2013
PHOTONEWS: Henry Okah's Accomplice Gets Life In Jail Over Oct 1st Bombing In Abuja
Edmund Ebiware, an accused accomplice of Henry Okah was today sentenced to life in jail by a Federal High court in Abuja over his involvement in the Oct 1st 2010 Independence Day bomb in Abuja . He was convicted and sentenced by Justice Gabriel Kolawole.
Ebiware was one of the four persons arraigned for Oct 1,2010 bomb attack in Abuja. The judge ruled that Ebiware might be eligible
for parole after serving 32 years of his jail, on the condition that he is of good behavior.
Justice Kolawole cited the section 40(B) of the Criminal Code Act which provides that "any person who becomes an accessory to
treason or becomes aware of the commission of the treason and did not give evidence to the President,a State Governor or a peace officer ,in order to prevent the commission of the crime is liable to treason and sentence to life imprisonment .”
Ebiware who was enraged after his conviction had a violent encounter with the security operatives at the premises of the court as he yelled and kicked saying: "my conviction is political after what I have done for this country is this how they will pay me back".
His relatives briefly hugged him and then wailed as he was driven away to prison.