Nigerian student sentenced to 40 months in jail over threat to bomb UK varsity ; to be deported

Somtochukwu Okwuoha

Somtochukwu Okwuoha, a Master’s student at Dundee University in Scotland, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison by a Sheriff Court in the United Kingdom.

The 26-year-old international energy studies student received the sentence on Friday after it was determined that he had threatened to carry out acts of terrorism against faculty, staff, and other students at the school. He’ll be deported as well.

Arriving in the UK in 2021, the student claimed to have military experience and to be able to construct explosives and release a deadly virus on the metropolis.

Witnesses said he also told school officials about his plot to launch a chemical attack on the city and that he recruited ISIS, a terror group, to assist in bombing the institution.

“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 said to the prisoner.

Mr Okwuoha, who was said to have threatened a fellow female student who refused his advances, was told by the Sheriff, “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,” he added.