NIGERIA: Charles Okah sues FG for N350m

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The suspected mastermind of the Independence Day bombing on October 1, 2010, Charles Okah, has sued the Federal Government for N350m.

The suspect is claiming damages for the violation of his human rights and that of the inmates of Kuje Prisons, Abuja.

Premium Times reports that Okah listed some actions that amount to violation of the human rights of the prison inmates. They are:

1. The failure of prison authorities to stop drug and sex trade.

2. Refusing inmates conjugal rights.

3. Refusing him to make phone calls to his family members abroad.

4. Selective treatment of inmates based on their status.

5. His detention in solitary confinement without a warrant.

Also joined in the suit are Federal Ministry of Interior and the Nigerian Prisons Service.

It was filed by his lawyer, Timipa Okponipere on February 15, 2016.

Recently, Okah’s daughter, Tarila Okah, visited him in prison to get his blessing to marry her fiancée.

Charles Okah is the brother of Henry Okar, the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).

Charles was accused by the Federal Government of planning the Independence Day bombing in Abuja in October 2010.

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