Failed bomber's wife guilty of staying silent about terror plot
The wife of one of the failed suicide bombers, Hussain Osman, is facing jail forfailing to tell police of his plans. The woman, 32-year-old Yeshi Girma, is a Muslim convert and allegedly knew of the plot before it was attempted.
The wife of failed suicide bomber Hussain Osman failed to tell police about his plans to bomb London's transport system, putting hundreds of lives at risk, a jury concluded yesterday.
Yeshi Girma, 32, knew of her husband's plot to bring "carnage and mass murder" to tube passengers on July 21 2005, and could have stopped the botched attack, the Old Bailey heard. Instead the mother-of-three failed to alert the authorities and helped her husband escape when the attack went wrong. Osman, and fellow bombers Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohamed and Muktar Ibrahim, were convicted of conspiracy to murder at Woolwich crown court last year. Plotters Manfo Asiedu and Adel Yahya pleaded guilty to related charges.
Yesterday Max Hill QC, prosecuting, said that just over half an hour after his failed attack at Shepherd's Bush tube station Osman phoned his wife, who helped him flee to Brighton. He later took a Eurostar train to Paris and travelled on to Rome, where he was arrested.