A 26-year-old Nigerian masters student, Somtochukwu Okwuoha faces jail and deportation after a jury found him guilty of making t+rrorist thr£@ts against Dundee University.
According to the BBC, the International Energy Student claimed he had enlisted a terr%rist group — Isis— to help b%mb the university and told staff he planned to target the city in a chemical att@ck.
Okwuoha was found guilty of seven charges and was remanded in custody.
He is due to be sentenced next month. Sheriff William Wood will also consider the Crown’s motion for an order to deport Okwuoha to Nigeria.
A trial heard that Okwuoha told university staff he planned to carry out mass m¥rder on the Dundee University campus. Eyewitnesses told the court how
Okwuoha claimed he had a military background and was capable of making b%mbs and unleashing a d£@dly virus on the city.
One of the witnesses, Keith Mackle, 58, now retired director of student services, told Perth Sheriff Court he became aware of “serious concerns” in the autumn of 2021. He said staff members received emails making t+rrorist thr£@ts.
One said: “Expect a massive b%mb explosion at the University of Dundee. I have contacted Isis t+rrorists to plant b%mbs on campus. I can assure you staff and students will d#e in great numbers. 9/11 will be a joke compared to what will happen. Bl%od will spill and flesh will be sc@ttered.”
Also, accommodation officer Shane Taylor told the court Okwuoha accused him of being r+cist and said he planned to w#pe out Scottish people as revenge.
Okwuoha, a prisoner at Perth, was found guilty of thr£at£ning to m¥rder staff at the university and commit t+rrorist crime between December 2021 and June 2022.
He was found guilty of thr£at£ning to commit mass m¥rder, using biological w£apons, revealing staff details to international authorities, and claiming to have planted b%mbs. He was also found guilty of thr£at£ning to b+head police officers and detonate b%mbs he had planted at Dundee University.