Terrorism Threat: UK jails Nigerian student 40 months

A Nigerian Masters student, Somtochukwu Okwuoha has been jailed for 40 months in the United Kingdom for making terrorist threats against Dundee University.

The BBC reports that Okwuoha claimed he had enlisted Isis to help bomb the university. He even told the staff of the university that he planned to target the city in a chemical attack. A jury found the 26-year-old guilty of seven charges.

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

At this trial, it was alleged that Okwuoha came to the UK in 2021 and formed a friendship with a fellow student, who rebuffed his advances.

“You were abusive towards her and tried to have her removed from her university course.

“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,” Sheriff Wood said.

According to the BBC, witnesses described how Okwuoha claimed he had a military background and was capable of making bombs and unleashing a deadly virus on the city.

Keith Mackle, 58, now a retired director of student services, told Perth Sheriff Court he became aware of “serious concerns” in the autumn of 2021,” BBC reports.

Okwuoha was quoted as saying: “Expect a massive bomb explosion at the University of Dundee. I have contacted Isis terrorists to plant bombs on campus.

“I can assure you staff and students will die in great numbers. 9/11 will be a joke compared to what will happen.

“Blood will spill and flesh will be scattered.”

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