Saturday, May 17, 2014

Father of Nyanya bomber detained by SSS

Rtd Col Agene Ogwuche, the father to the alleged mastermind of the April 14th Nyanya bomb blast Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, has been arrested and detained by the officials of the Department of State Security for failing to meet up with the 2011 bail conditions given to him when he bailed his son after he was arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

Explaining why he had to be arrested and detained when it was his son that allegedly committed the crime, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police, Frank Mba said;
"We don’t run a system where the sins of the son are visited on the father or the sins of the father are visited on the son. The obligation of the father as at the time he took Sadiq on bail was to continue to produce Sadiq whenever he is needed until the case against Sadiq is finally disposed of. If he fails to discharge that responsibility, that on its own does not confer the status of a terror suspect on him. He has only breached the conditions of the bail and he will be brought to justice in accordance with the conditions of the bail. That explains why the DSS immediately took him in when he could not produce the son. And that is the farthest we can go. If he had signed a bond to forfeit a property or to forfeit a certain sum of money, he will be made to suffer the forfeitures but we cannot visit the sins of the father on the son.” he said
Sadiq, who was born in the UK, was arrested on May 14th in Sudan. He is expected to be extradited to Nigeria once the formal process for his transfer back to Nigeria is completed

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