Nyanya Bombing: Fresh Application Stalls Ogwuche’s Trial

The trial of Aminu Ogwuche and six other accused persons suspected of masterminding the Nyanya bomb blast which claimed 75 lives on April 14, 2014, … Continue reading Nyanya Bombing: Fresh Application Stalls Ogwuche’s Trial


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Nyanya bomb blast OgwucheThe trial of Aminu Ogwuche and six other accused persons suspected of masterminding the Nyanya bomb blast which claimed 75 lives on April 14, 2014, stalled on Wednesday, following a fresh application filed by the prosecutor.

The prosecutor in the application, sought to vary an earlier order of the court.

The seven accused persons, who are standing trial before Justice Ahmed Mohammed on a seven-count charge bordering on terrorism, are Aminu Ogwuche, Ahmad Abubakar, Mohammed Ishaq, Ya’u Saidu, Anas Isah, Adamu Yusuf and Nasiru Abubakar.

At the resumed hearing of the case, the prosecutor informed the court of his application, seeking to vary the order of the court on the shielding of prosecution witnesses.

The application was challenged by the defence counsel, Mr Ahmed Raji, who accused the prosecutor of deliberately frustrating the trial.

Following the fresh application, the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the hearing of the application and the commencement of trial for May 11 and 12.

On February 6, the arraignment of Ogwuche and the other accused persons was also stalled, following the absence of a counsel to represent some of the accused persons.

One year ago, a bomb blast occurred at Nyanya Motor Park, leaving several persons dead. Two weeks after the April 14 blast another explosion occurred near the park also leaving several persons dead.

After the blasts, Ogwuche was said to have escaped to Sudan, but was arrested and brought back to Nigeria.