Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah accepts amnesty offer

The Leader of the Movement for the emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has accepted the government's offer for "unconditional" amnesty as reported by his lawyer.

Henry Okah was arrested in Angola in September 2007 during a business trip, then extradited to Nigeria in February 2008 and charged with Treason.

Spokesman for the Nigerian president, Olusegun Adeniyi, released this statement:

"The President is delighted to hear that he has accepted the amnesty offer, with his acceptance, he will be released when the formalities are concluded."


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