Tuesday, 11 February 2014

News Release: MEND Debunks Henry Okah Jail Break Story

Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the South African Department of Correctional Services of an “attempted jailbreak” by Mr Henry Okah.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) views this petty propaganda as a last ditch and desperate deed by the South African and Nigerian Governments to scuttle Henry Okah’s likely victory from the South African Appellate Court coming up anytime in the month of March, 2014 and an outrageous lie.

No right thinking person would believe that the ‘Political Prisoner’ who was recently granted a leave to appeal his conviction and has a pending lawsuit against the South African Prison Service would connive to escape with common-law prisoners who have nothing to lose. Henry Okah not only shunned a plea bargain offered by the Prosecution for his freedom but opted to go ahead with his trial to clear his name. He is ready to proceed to the South African Constitutional Court to test the South African Judicial system against an obvious setup.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) continues to back Mr Henry Okah’s innocence over the attacks he has been blamed for.

Jomo Gbomo

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