Court Suspends Okah’s Trial Pending Recovery From Surgery

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BEVERLY HILLS, February 22, (THEWILL) – A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, suspended the trial of Charles Okah, alleged mastermind of the Abuja 2010 Independent Day bombing, pending his recovery from surgery in the National Hospital.

“In view of the absence of the accused who had undergone a medical surgery in the National Hospital, Abuja, the trial shall be suspended till March 10 at 11:30am,” Justice Gabriel Kolawole ruled.

According to NAN, Mr. Kolawole said the suspension would help him recover and attend his trial.

He, however, ordered that Obi Nwabueze, standing trial alongside Mr. Okah be remanded in Kuje prison and produced at the next adjourned date.

At the last sitting, the court ordered the Nigeria Prison Service to provide tight security at the hospital during the period Mr. Okah was expected to undergo surgery.

The court had ordered that after the surgery, Mr. Okah would be produced in court on the next adjourned date to face his trial.

Story by David Oputah