The alleged Boko Haram fugitive who fled to Sudan immediately after the bombing, was declared wanted by the Federal Government on May 15, with a N20million bounty on his head after intelligence reports linked him and another fugitive, Abubakar Tsiga, to the deadly bomb blast which left more than 100 people dead.
Shortly after Ogwuche was declared wanted, he was arrested by the International Police, INTERPOL in Sudan. The extradition of the suspect to Nigeria on Tuesday was kept as top secret by security operatives. It was learnt that they did not disclose it even to journalists for security reasons.
Ogwuche, arrived the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3pm on a chartered flight. Police, ACP Frank Mba, Department of State Services (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, Defence, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade and coordinator, National Information Centre, NIC, Mike Omeri were there to receive him.
Ogwuche was guarded by plain clothes security operatives into an 18-seater Toyota bus and whisked away. Omeri who addressed journalists, said that Ogwuche would be interrogated and prosecuted. He said:
“We have just successfully been able to secure his extradition from Sudan and he is back to his home country to answer questions.
Of course, the usual procedure will take place, he will be interrogated appropriately and charged to court when all the processes are concluded.”