Suspected Nyanya Bomber Aminu Ogwuche Released
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has freed Aminu Oguche, the suspected mastermind of the Nyanya bomb attack in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The court struck out a two-count terrorism charge against Mr. Ogwuche on today after months of trial for the April 2014 attack which killed more than 70 people in Nyanya, Abuja.
“This criminal charge is hereby struck out for want of diligent prosecution by the complainant, Inspector General of Police and his prosecutor,” the judge ruled.
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Mr. Ogwuche, a suspected Boko Haram member, was accused by the Nigerian government of being behind the attack.
The suspect reportedly fled to Sudan after coordinating the attack. He was later repatriated to Nigeria by Interpol to face charges.
Aminu Ogwuche was said to have been radicalized while studying at a South Wales university.
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It will be recalled that the State Security Services (SSS) on May 15, 2014, Thursday, announced the arrest of Col. (rtd) Agene Ogwuche, the father of Aminu Owuche.