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Diasporian News of Monday, 8 August 2005

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"Ghanaian" Charged Over Terror Attack

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Three more people, including two of the men named as bombing suspects, have been charged with conspiracy to murder people in the 21 July London attacks.
Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 32, of Finsbury Park, north London, was charged last night with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life on July 21.

The charges are understood to relate to the discovery of a discarded rucksack that was found at Little Wormwood Scrubs, north west London, on July 23.

Unconfirmed sources indicate Asiedu is a British citizen of Ghanaian descent. However, some Ghanaians in London believe the accused might be using a "stolen identity"

Muktar Said Ibrahim, 27, is suspected of the failed Hackney bus bombing while Ramzi Mohammed, 23, is suspected of the attempted Oval Tube bombing.

Suspected Warren Street bomber Yasin Omar was charged on Saturday.

In addition to the conspiracy to murder charge, Mr Ibrahim and Mr Mohammed, who were arrested in raids in west London on 29 July, and Mr Omar are accused of attempted murder, conspiracy to cause explosions and possession of an explosive substance.

Muktar Said Ibrahim, aged 27
Ramzi Mohammed, aged 23
Yasin Hassan Omar, aged 24
Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, aged 32

Mr Asiedu, of Finsbury Park, north London, is charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions. Two other men - Siraj Yassin Abdullah Ali and Wharbi Mohammed - were charged on Sunday with assisting in evading arrest.

Court appearance

BBC home affairs correspondent Andy Tighe said the five men are due to appear at Bow Street Magistrates' Court, sitting at Belmarsh prison, in south-east London, on Monday.

Mr Omar, 24, of New Southgate, London, who is also charged with attempting to murder passengers on 21 July, is also set to appear in court.

A fourth suspected bomber, Osman Hussain - also known as Hamdi Isaac - who is alleged to be the failed Shepherd's Bush bomber, is in custody in Italy.

On Saturday, three men were remanded in custody after being charged under anti-terrorism laws in connection with the attempted bombings.
Terrorism Act charges

Shadi Abdel Gadir, 22, and Omar Nagmeloin Almagboul, 20, both of Dyke Road, Brighton, and Mohamed Kabashi, 23, of Mary Magdalene Road, Brighton, have been accused of failing to disclose information about the failed bombings.

The men appeared in court in central London.

Six people have now been charged under the Terrorism Act 2000 with failing to disclose information that could have helped police investigating the July 21 attacks.

The others are Yeshshiembet Girma, 28, who is the wife of suspected bomber Osman Hussain, her sister Muluemebet Girma, 21, and Ismael Abdurahman, 23.
The failed 21 July attacks took place two weeks to the day after four suicide bombers killed 52 passengers on the London transport network.

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