Independence Day Bomber Suspect Dies In Prison



The action film in Nigeria continues to have a twist as one of the suspects of the Independence day bombing in Abuja, Tiemkenfa Francis Osvwo (alias General Gbokos), lost his life in the Kuje Prison on yesterday.

His lawyer, Mr Keyamo Festus, has filed a case saying that Osvwo was murdered by the authorities. Na wa oh.

Keyamo says: “The sickness leading to the death of Tiemkenfa Francis Osvwo started when their cell was fumigated with a strange substance on the January 8, 2012, which affected the health of all the four suspects. Suffice it to reiterate that we, their solicitors raised the alarm about that development at the time.

“Prior to his death in custody, Gbokos had been urinating and defecating on himself in the prison and despite pleas by his solicitors requesting that he be treated properly, no one attended to him.

“On February 21, 2012, Osvwo collapsed in court which stalled hearing for that day but despite the order of the court that Osvwo should be medically attended to by the prisons authorities, no medication was administered on him. It was obvious therefore that the authorities wanted him dead,” Keyamo’s statement read.

Comparing the plight of his clients with that of suspects linked to Boko Haram bombings, some of whom are on bail, Keyamo said it was unfair that his clients were being maltreated in prison, when they were still supposed to be presumed innocent according to the law.

“At this juncture, we are constrained to state that we find it extremely inequitable that virtually all the suspects linked to the Boko Haram bombings have been enjoying bail while our clients, the alleged masterminds of the October 1, 2010 bombings (still presumed innocent) continue to suffer indignities in custody.

“We therefore, respectfully, call on all well-meaning Nigerians to join in the call for their bail and the Nigerian government to facilitate the release of the other suspects in custody with a view to attending to their deteriorating health before they die in custody,” the lawyer said.

 

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Zeal 2012-03-04 13:19:58
May his soul Rest in Peace.

EDO BOY 2012-03-04 13:20:02
This Lawyer don collect money. How about the family of those people who died on october 1st bombing.If I catch this lawyer, I go leave one slap for him face.

Femi155 2012-03-04 13:31:24
I dnt blame d lawyer, he's only doin hs work. Bt cum to tink of it, if doz oda animals calld BH cn b grantd bail, why nt gv dz ones 2. I weep 4 9ja judiciary

Merlin 2012-03-04 14:05:15
thank God :lol:

Omorodion Nosa 2012-03-04 14:44:06
Any troubler of nigeria shall die

Divine Special 2012-03-04 15:09:32
May his soul rest in pieces

Ajibade Saheed 2012-03-04 15:17:09
Wot dey did was very wrong 4 killing innocent souls but i think if boko haram which has done worst things could be granted bail then why can't dey too?das injustice

231 2012-03-04 15:27:48
Una sure say de guy don die? Or dem don free am.i fear 9ja

Nwafor 2012-03-04 17:30:16
:lol: he who lives by de sword shall die by de sword

Destinee D One 2012-03-04 18:25:07
hmmm, i'm speechless.

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