Saturday, January 26, 2013
Jailed for Life four days after Henry Okah's sentence
Four days after Henry Okah, accused of masterminding the October 1, 2010 bomb blasts in Abuja was found guilty by a South court and jailed, Edmund Ebiware One of the alleged masterminds of the October 1, 2010, Independence Day bomb blasts that killed 12 persons, was also yesterday convicted and sentenced to a life imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, with effect from October 3, 2010. The trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole sentenced Ebiware after he was found guilty on the entire three-count charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.
Ebiware had been facing trial alongside Charles Okah who is younger brother to Henry Okah, and two others, Obi Nwabueze andTiemkemfa Francis Osvwo, alias General Gbokos, who later died in his prison cell under controversial circumstances.
However, shortly after Osvwo’s death, Ebiware’s counsel, Mr Uche, applied to be tried separately, a request the trial court granted on May 3, 2012.
The Department of State Security, DSS, which recommended their trial, accused Ebiware of complicity in arrangements that preceded the twin bomb blasts, saying that its investigations revealed that he exchanged incriminating text messages with the perpetrators.
Among those he was said to have exchanged such text messages with before the blast, included the erstwhile Director-General of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, Campaign Organization and Chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
"Could somebody please enlighten me, I want a pastor, this is my question now.
This guy that was sentenced for life, will his wife remain
bound to him in marriage till death do them part or is she free to remarry? I mean what is going to happen to the marriage vow “ For better for worse?" Layoo