Nigerian Postgraduate Student Bags Jail Term Over Terrorism Threat in the UK

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Somtochukwu Okwuoha, a Nigerian Masters Student, studying at the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK has bagged 40 months in jail for making terrorist threats against faculty staff and other students of the institution.

How Somtochukwu Okwuoha Was Found Guilty of Terrorism Threats

He had claimed to have a military background and was capable of making bombs and unleashing a deadly virus on the city.

Furthermore, he bragged that he had enlisted the terror group, ISIS, to help bomb the university and told staff of his plan to target the city in a chemical attack.

Reports from the BBC on Friday said that he was found guilty of the crime by a Peth Sheriff Court and will then be deported when he complete his jail term.

Further Punishments For Somtochukwu Okwuoha

While convicting the Nigerian, Sheriff William Wood said,

“Your presence in the United Kingdom is not conducive to the public good, and I make a recommendation for your deportation in due course.

“You were abusive towards her and tried to have her removed from her university course,” after he had threatened a fellow female student who refused his advances.

“The university decided to suspend you from your course and you turned your attention towards staff. You threatened mass murder, terrorism, said you would plant bombs and use biological weapons.”

Where Okwuoha Is Serving His Jail Term

He is a prisoner in Perth and was found guilty of terrorist offenses between December 2021 and June 2022 and of making threats to kill the university staff.

Charges Against Somtochukwu Okwuoha

He was convicted of threatening to carry out mass killings, use biological weapons, disclosing personnel information to foreign authorities, and making bomb-planting claims.

He was also convicted of threatening police officers and planting bombs at Dundee University.

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