JOHANNESBURG: A South African court today postponed by a month sentencing a Nigerian national Henry Okah who is convicted of 13 terrorism charges, including the 2010 independence day bombings in Abuja.
Okah was found guilty of masterminding attacks including twin car bombings in Abuja on October 1, 2010, and two explosions in March 2010 in the southern Nigerian city of Warri, a major hub of the oil-rich Delta region.
He faces a minimum term of life in prison.
The 46-year-old, who has permanent residency in South Africa, was arrested at his Johannesburg home on October 2, 2010, a day after the twin car bombings that killed 12 people.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which in 2010 was a well-equipped armed group fighting for a greater share of the Delta oil wealth, claimed responsibility for the attacks that took place as Nigeria celebrated the 50-year anniversary of its independence.
Okah has denied being the leader of MEND, and involvement in the Abuja blasts, claiming the charges were politically motivated.