A man described as an accomplice to MEND's leader, Henry Okah in the 2010 Independence Day Bombing in Abuja has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Abuja today.
Edmund Ebiware was arrested on October 2, 2010 at the Bolingo Hotel by the Nigerian secret police for failing to provide the government information about the planning and eventual execution of the bombing that killed 12 people on October 1st 2010 at the Federal capital city of Abuja.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole presiding at the trial gave a three hour ruling squarely blaming Ebiware for failure to disclose the planned acts of terrorism against the Nigerian state to the appropriate authorities.
The conviction and sentencing of Ebiware did not go down well with him as he became agitated and fought off security agents as they dragged him off to prison.
The accused leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Henry Okah, was also last week convicted for the bombing by a South African high court in Gauteng. He will be sentenced in February 2013.