Charles Okah’s death a rumour?

By Amako Nneji October 7, 2015 17:40

Charles Okah’s death a rumour?

The Nigeria Prisons Service on Wednesday, described as “rumour” the death of the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing in Abuja, Charles Okah.

Okah was said to have died in prison shortly after returning from a scheduled court appearance on Tuesday.

On Okah’s purported death, the NPS spokesman, Francis Enobore, told journalist that it was a rumour, adding that the suspect is not dead.

He said, “Charles Okah is not dead. The information you received was false and please disregards it.”

Security operatives attached to Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Tuesday prevented the suspected terrorist from committing suicide while in court.

Okah, who is standing trial on charges of terrorism, had sought the permission of the judge to speak on what he termed “endless trial” as his counsel was absent in court.

After he ended his speech, he grabbed a chair in the court and quickly moved toward a window on third floor of the five-storey building and tried to jump down, but was held back by security operatives.