SSS Detains Father Of Nyanya Bomber


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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