Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Mustapha Umar Jailed For Life

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Nov 15, 2013 – Boko Haram Member, Kaduna Suicide Bomber Mustapha Umar Jailed For Life

A Boko Haram terrorist named Mustapha Umar arrested and tried before a Federal High Court siting in Abuja in connection with the 26th April, 2012 bombing of SOJ Plaza in Kaduna state occupied by ThisDay, The Moment and The Sun Newspapers, was on Friday found guilty of the one count charge of terrorism and sentenced for life.

The convicted terrorist was alleged to have driven a white Honda Academy car with registration number AL 306 MKA with improvised explosives devices into the premises of SOJ plaza with the intention to detonate improvised explosive devices within the premises.

The incident claimed the lives of three persons and caused several degrees of injuries on others.

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The convict had pleaded not guilty during his trial but the court placed heavy reliance on his recorded interview which he granted to investigators during interrogations where he claimed to be a member of the deadly Islamic fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, as well as the testimonies of ten witnesses comprising of police officers who participated in the investigation and were led in evidence during the trial.

The prosecution drew the court’s attention to section 4 (2) of the Terrorism Act and asked the court to consider the deaths recorded at the incident and to pronounce a death sentence on the accused but the court declined that invitation and pointed out that the convict was charged against section One of the Terrorism Prevention Act which provides for a life sentence upon conviction.

The court also found that the convict demonstrated no remorse for his actions throughout the trial and observed that the souls of those whose deaths were caused by his actions are crying out for substantial justice noting that no one’s life is more important than that of others.

Furthermore, the court held that the convict’s reason for attacking ThisDay newspapers which he said was because the newspaper was denigrating Prophet Mohammed was unattainable and noted that as members of the fourth realm, nobody should be allowed to muzzle the press, an objective which the terrorist act was calculated to achieve .

Pleadings by the defence lawyer for the court to temper justice with mercy as the convict is a youth whose family and aged parents depend on for their livelihood fell on deaf ears as the court slammed a life sentence on the convict with a fine of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira. His sentence is to be served with hard labour.

The court further noted that the state of mind of the convict with which the terrorism attack was planned, coordinated and orchestrated reinforced its determination to remove him from the public for life.

To the families of the victims of the terror act, the court awarded the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira, noting that their deaths should not just go like that. This will be forwarded to the Committee set up by the President on the resolution of the Boko Haram insurgents actions for payment.

The court presided by Justice Ademola Adeniyi also praised the Nigeria Police Force for the expertise and professionalism demonstrated in the trial which led to the quality prosecution of the matter by the team of lawyers led by Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, a senior state counsel from Nigeria’s Ministry of Justice.

The case is the first conviction recorded under the amended Terrorism Prevention Act of 2011.

[Report by Nnamdi Felix/Abuja, PM Lagos]

14 thoughts on “Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Mustapha Umar Jailed For Life

  1. Well, let us hope he doesn’t escape en-route to another prison a la naija ‘stylé.’ Wait a second! I thought either driving down an 18 inches drill into his scull, or firing 6 red-hot high caliber lead into left chest would’ve been a better choice? In any case, let him never see day light again. Nonsense ‘aboki mee nama.’

  2. Ignorant modas r busy out thr aborting innocent babies dat cld hv affected d World positively. Duo, i dnt encourage it bt if u ask me, i tink dis r d type of pple they r supose 2 b [email protected] pregnancy so dat, they dnt grow up 2 bcm a societal parasites lk dis.

    After spending d rest of ur miserable lyf in jail, den u‘ll go n rcv ur reward of 70Virgin demons in Hell packaged by d Devil himself 4 u n all oda BH members, d world ova dead or alive who had carried out dia assgmnts successfully.

  3. If only justice will continue to prevail in cases like this, all those useless terrorist would have stopped the nonsense killing in the name of there allah.

  4. GO FORTH LIGHT ARMED & HEAVY ARMED, & STRIVE WITH YOUR WEALTH & YOUR LIVES IN THE WAY OF ALLAH. THAT IS BEST 4 YOU IF YE BUT KNEW. QUARAN 9:41 O YE WHO BELIEVE, FIGHT THOSE OF THE UNBELIEVERS WHO ARE NEAR YOU AND LET THEM FIND YOU IN HARDNESS. QUARAN 9:123 THERE4 LISTEN NOT TO THE UNBELIEVERS, BUT STRIVE AGAINST THEM WITH WITH THE UTMOST STRENUOUSNESS. QUARAN 25:52 BELIEVERS MUST FIGHT FOR ALLAH, THEY MUST KILL & BE KILLED AND ARE BOUND TO DO SO BY THE TORAH GOSPEL & QUARAN BUT ALLAH WILL REWARD THEM FOR IT. are u aware that THE HOLY SCRIPTURES WARND US ABOUT THIS LIAR & ANTICHRIST CALLED ALLAH? OK READ ( 1 JOHN 2:22-23 who is a liar but he that DENIETH thAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST? HE IS ANTICHRIST THAT DENIETH THE FATHER & THE SON. WHOSOEVER DENIETH THE SON THESAME HATH NOT THE FATHER BUT HE THAT KNOWLEDGE THE SON HATH THE FATHER ALSO .so u see Allah denied the son & the father. Allah said that JESUS IS A PROPHET NT GOD. THIS IS THE ANTICHRIST & LIAR U HAVE BEEN WARND.

  5. I don’t like the idea of keeping him in prison because his stay there might put the lives of other inmate and staff at risk.after the attack on police men at lokoja police station, anything is possible.nobody knows who is who right now among the staff.

  6. Why we they jail him for life, this are the only people that is even helping nigeria to be popular around the world, they even need salary coz they are really trying 4 naija in the sense of popularity

  7. Championz where did u get ur quotes from obviously u’re worst than a bh.With ur utterances n fake quotes u could cause a war but pple like u shld be ignored.

  8. Hello Pals, wat do u tink? Are u sure BEZO is nt 1 of dem (BH) on Naijagists, goin by his comment on dis topic which seemed 2 hv vindicated him?
    Ur reactions plssssss……..

  9. Bezo is definitely one of Dem cos He speaks in a Rogue language of abokis see make dem just shot dat Boko haram bastard b4 he wil kil inocent wit him mtcheew

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