Abdulmutallab’s Parents want life sentence reviewed
Parents of the Nigerian man who has just been sentenced to life impronment for attempting to bomb and American airline on December 25, 2009 has asked the United States justice system to review the sentence handed down to their son.
In a statement sent to press men, family of 25 year old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who pleaded guilty to attempted acts of terrorism said “We strongly appeal to the American Justice Department to review the life sentence,”
“We also appeal to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to… engage with the American government to ensure that a review is made to show justice in accordance with the circumstances of Umar Farouk’s case,” the statement further said.
A judge in the US state of Michigan on Thursday condemned Abdulmutallab, 25, to four consecutive life sentences for his botched attempt to blow up the Detroit-bound airliner and kill the 289 people on board.
US Attorney General Eric Holder hailed the verdict, calling Abdulmutallab “a remorseless terrorist who believes it is his duty to kill Americans.”
The family said they learned of the “unfortunate news” of the attempted bombings on December 26, 2009.
“It was with tremendous shock that we discovered our son, Umar Farouk, was allegedly involved,” the statement said.
“This was so because even though he had gone missing by that time and there were concerns about his situation, he was nevertheless the last person anyone who knew him would link to such actions.
“We are grateful to God that the unfortunate incident of that date did not result in any injury or death. We pray for a more peaceful world,” the statement also said.
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