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Court Suspends Charles Okah’s Trial

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A Federal High Court, Abuja has suspended the trial of alleged mastermind of Abuja 2010 Independent Day bombing, Charles Okah.

Presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole suspended the trial on Monday, pending Okah’s recovery from surgery in the National Hospital, reports News Agency of Nigeria.

“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 11:30 a.m,” Justice Kolawole, ruled.

The judge said that the suspension would help the accused to recover and attend his trial.

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However, he ordered that Obi Nwabueze, standing trial alongside 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 Okah was expected to undergo surgery.

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

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