25 January 2013

Nigeria: October 1st Bombing - Court Sentences Ebiware to 32 Years in Prison

One of the three persons charged with the 50th independence anniversary in Abuja Edmund Ebiware has been sentenced to 32 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole Friday found Ebiware guilty in the three counts charge filed by the Federal Government and held that the bombing, having been targeted at the life of the President, Vice President and international dignitaries, is a treasonable felony punishable with life imprisonment.

The sentence, which goes with a parole, is subject to review by a presidential prerogative of mercy if the convict shows good conduct, the judge ruled.

Copyright © 2013 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.