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Prison Service Debunks Claims of Charles Okah’s Death



Sequel to the news which went on-air on Wednesday evening, that Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the Independence Day Bomb Blast in Abuja, in 2010 has died.

However, the Prison Service has issued a statement to debunk that claim.

In a statement issued by the Nigerian Prison Service spokesman, DCP Enobore Francis, in Abuja, said Okah was presently alive in the prison and hale and hearty. Okah was said to have attempted suicide at the resumed hearing on the case on Tuesday.

“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.

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