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S African court denies terror suspect`s bail appeal

Authorities say a South African High Court has denied a bail appeal for Henry Okah.



Johannesburg: Authorities say a South
African High Court has denied a bail appeal for Henry Okah, a
terror suspect arrested in Johannesburg after deadly bombings
in Nigeria`s capital during independence celebrations.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Mthunzi
Mhaga says yesterday`s ruling will likely be upheld if Okah
appeals.

Okah`s trial under South African anti-terror
legislation is set for February 11, but could be postponed.

Prosecutors say evidence drawn from Okah`s diaries
and computer correspondence has bolstered accusations he was
behind the Abuja bombings. Okah was denied bail late last
year, before appealing the ruling. He denies involvement in
the October 1 attacks that killed at least 12 people.

Okah`s brother Charles and three others, accused for
the same attack, were denied bail in Nigeria in December.

PTI

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