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Prison Service denies death of Independence Day bombing mastermind

12092015C OKAHThe Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has dismissed the reports that the October 1st Independence Day celebration bombing, Charles Okah has died in prison.

According to a statement by the Service spokesman, DCP Enobore Francis, Okah is alive – hale and hearty in prison.

Okah had attempted suicide at the resumed hearing on the case on Tuesday, October 6.

“I wish to react to the numerous calls from media correspondents seeking clarifications into the rumoured death of Mr. Charles Okah in prison custody and state that the information is not true.

“Okah is hale and hearty and going about his normal daily routine in safe custody. The rumour has no iota of truth and therefore should be disregarded” the statement added.

Okah, the elder brother of Charles is already serving a jail term in a South African prison in connection with the same offence.

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