Monday, 24 November 2014

Court Strikes Out Terrorism Charges Against Aminu Ogwuche

Aminu Ogwuche (Centre)
A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the two counts terrorism charges against the suspected mastermind of the bombing of the Nyanya Motor Part in Abuja, Aminu Ogwuche.

The court on Monday struck out a two-count terrorism charge against Mr. Ogwuche, after months of trial for the April 2014 attack which killed more than 70 people, hinging its decision on lack of diligent prosecution by the state.

Ogwuche, who is suspected to be a member of Boko Haram, was accused by the federal government of being behind the attack. The government accused Ogwuche of escaping to Sudan after coordinating the attack but was later repatriated to Nigeria to face charges.

The terrorism act which rocked the Nyanya Motor Park took place during morning peak hours as residents were hurrying to get to work.

Details later