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Independence day bomber to undergo psychiatric test

05 December 2013, 13:14

Abuja – One of the suspects involved in the 2010 Independence Day bomb blasts, Charles Okah, has been ordered by a court in Abuja to undergo psychiatric tests to determine if he is fit for trial, Vanguard reports.

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

The court ordered that the report of the examination should be made available so that if he is not fit for trial, the court will transfer him to a psychiatric home until he is mentally able to make court appearances.

Okah is accused of planning the 2010 Independence Day twin bombing at Eagle Square in Abuja which killed several people.

Henry Okah has been sentenced to 24 years in a prison in South Africa for arms dealing.

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