Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five persons, including the younger brother of Henry Oka h who was arrested last weekend, are to be tried for their roles in the twin bom b blasts in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, on 1 October, during the 50th indep e ndence anniversary celebrations, Spokesperson for the State Security Services (S S S), Marilyn Ogar, said Tuesday.
She said that the SSS was set to charge Charles Tombra Okah, also known as 'Jomo Gbomo', and four other suspects to court, confirming that Okah owned up to bein g an accomplice when he said "I have completed the job" immediately after the bom b ings.
According to Ogar, "these five suspects would be charged to court because they c onfirmed that they had direct links to the attacks.
" She also disclosed that the SSS had established that Charles Okah was the same p erson who drove and coordinated the vehicles brought into Abuja for the attacks i n collaboration with Henry Okah, adding that Charles Okah's residence in Port Ha r court, capital of the South-South Rivers State, was where the vehicles were wire d for detonation and from where they took off for Abuja.
Ogar, saying people should desist from politicizing the ongoing investigations i nto the blasts, made it clear that the Chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Ra y mond Aliegho Dokpesi, was not invited to its headquarters in Abuja in connection with the attacks.
Ogar stated that the politicization of the ongoing investigations "currently emb arked upon by some persons has the propensity to promote insecurity and hinder t h e rapid development the country needs at the moment".
She noted: "If the MD of Daar Communication said he was invited, it is not to m y knowledge that he was invited in connection with the bomb blast.
During the co u rse of the investigation, several Nigerians were invited and released.
But the S e rvice will not be pushed to publish the names of those invited except it has bee n confirmed that they have direct dealings with the incident under investigation.
" The security agency had alleged that some prominent Nigerians, who they describe d as 'unscrupulous prominent elements in the society' were behind the bombings, a dding that it was collaborating with other security agencies to unmask the indiv i duals.