South African prosecution files charges against Nigerian ex-militant leader for independence bombings

A South Africa-based Nigerian ex-militant leader was directly involved in deadly bombings that struck his homeland’s capital during independence celebrations, according to South African prosecutors who charged him with terrorism Monday.At a court hearing in Johannesburg, prosecutor Shaun Abrahams said Henry Okah was a senior member of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, which claimed responsibility for a dual car bombing that killed at least 12 people in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Friday. Lawyers for Okah, who has been living in Johannesburg since 2009, say he has denied any involvement and that they would argue his arrest was unlawful

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