A Nigerian Masters student, Somtochukwu Okwuoha, has been found guilty by a jury of making terrorist threats against Dundee University.
Gatekeepers News reports that Okwuoha, an international energy studies student, claimed to have enlisted Isis to bomb the university and revealed plans for a chemical attack on the city.
The 26-year-old, convicted on seven charges, including threatening mass murder on the university campus, using biological weapons, revealing staff details to international authorities, has been remanded in custody.
Sentencing is scheduled for next month, during which the Crown’s motion for deportation to Nigeria will be considered.
Witnesses recounted how Okwuoha claimed he had a military background and was capable of making bombs and unleashing a deadly virus on the city.
‘Blood will spill’
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 terrorist threats.
One said: “Expect a massive bomb explosion at the University of Dundee. I have contacted Isis terrorists to plant bombs on campus.
“I can assure you staff and students will die in great numbers. 9/11 will be a joke compared to what will happen.
“Blood will spill and flesh will be scattered.”
Accommodation officer, Shane Taylor told the court Okwuoha accused him of being racist and said he planned to wipe out Scottish people as revenge.
Okwuoha, a prisoner at Perth, was found guilty of threatening to murder staff at the university and commit terrorist crime between December 2021 and June 2022.
He was also found guilty of threatening to behead police officers and detonate bombs he had planted at Dundee University.