Somtochukwu Ikemba Brightson Okwuoha, a 26-year-old Nigerian post-graduate student living in Scotland, has been accused of making terrorist threats against Dundee University.
Okwuoha was arraigned at the Perth Sheriff Court in Scotland on Thursday.
Okwuoha, already a prisoner at Perth, was found guilty of threatening to commit mass murder, using biological weapons, revealing staff details to international authorities and claiming to have planted bombs between December 2021 and June 2022.
Also, it was seen that Okwuoha made claims that he had enlisted to work with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Okwuoha was an international energy studies student who had previously announced that he would become the first black Canadian prime minister on multiple occasions in the past.
The court heard that Okwuoha claimed he would bomb Dundee University and launch a chemical attack on the city.
Witnesses testified that Okwuoha claimed he had a military background and knew how to make bombs and use biological weapons in the form of a virus.
Keith Mackle, a former director of student services, told Perth Sheriff Court that he heard of serious concerns about Okwuoha in the autumn of 2021.
Staff members had received emails containing Okwuoha’s terrorist threats, Mackle said.
“Expect a massive bomb explosion at the University of Dundee. I have contacted Isis terrorists to plant bombs on campus,” one of Okwuoha’s messages read in part.
“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.”
Shane Taylor, an accommodation officer, told the court that Okwuoha had previously accused him of being racist. Okwuoha told Taylor he planned to revenge, the court heard.
Sheriff William Wood will also consider the Crown’s motion for an order to deport Okwuoha to Nigeria when passing his sentence in December.