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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Charles Okah slumps in court, rushed to hospital

ABUJA — There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Tuesday, when Charles Okah, who was alleged to have masterminded several acts of terrorist activities across the nation, slumped in the middle of court  proceedings and feigned death.
Charles who is the younger brother to the embattled ex-leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Henry Okah, is facing trial alongside three others accused of committing acts of terrorism and other treasonable offences against the Federal Republic of Nigeria at different times and various places.
Barely few minutes after hearing resumed, yesterday, on one of the criminal charges filed against them by the government, the trial Judge in the matter, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, observed that Okah looked sick and ordered the court clerks to provide a chair for him to sit in the dock, but before the chair was brought, he fell flat on his face and stretched to full length.