Nyanya Bomb Blasts: Repatriation Of Mastermind, Ogwuche, From Sudan Begins
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, June 09, (THEWILL) - The repatriation process of the Nyanya bomb blasts mastermind, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who was arrested in Sudan has begun.
The police on Monday according to court papers seen by THEWILL filed a charge at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking his repatriation to Nigeria where he has been declared wanted.
Ogwuche, 29, allegedly masterminded and coordinated the April 14 bombing at Nyanya motor park Abuja which killed over 100 persons and injured many others.
The charge is expected to form part of the documents that would be sent to Interpol for releasing Ogwuche to the Nigerian authorities for trial.
â€ŽIn the three counts charge filed on behalf of the Inspector General of Police by DSP Oloye Torugbene, Ogwuche was alleged to have conspired with others at large, to commit an act of terrorism by detonating improvised explosive devices at Nyanya motor park which resulted in the death of 75 persons and injuring over a hundred other persons.
The act is said to be punishable under section 17 of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act of 2013.
Count two of the charge reads, 'that you, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, Male, and others now at large, on the 14th of April, 2014 at Nyanya, FCT, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did facilitate the activities of persons engaged in an act of terrorism; by detonating improvised explosive devices at the Nyanya motor park which resulted in the death of 75 persons and injuring over a 100 other persons and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 1 (2) (d) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act of 2013.'
In count three, Ogwuche was accused of being a member of the Boko Haram sect which is a proscribed terrorist organisation which is an act of terrorism and punishable under section 16 of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act of 2013.
However, when the matter was called for hearing on Monday, there were no legal representatives from the police and the trial judge, Justice Ademola, had to adjourn the matter.
'Due to the absence of the accused person and the prosecuting counsel, this trial is adjourned to Tuesday, 1st July,' Justice Ademola said.