Ghanaian man accused of threatening to bomb US university

Ghanaian man accused of threatening to bomb US university

- A Ghanaian man has plead guilty in the US to threatening to bomb a dormitory at the University of Massachusetts

- Ismail reportedly told a lady he went on a date with that he was a terrorist and that he was planning to bomb her dormitory in the university

- The lady reportedly told the police and Ismail was arrested and put before court.

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A Ghanaian man has been accused of threatening to bomb a dormitory at the University of Massachusetts in the US.

Ghanaian man accused of threatening to bomb US university

Abdu F. Ismail (centre) is accused of threatening to bomb US university

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Abdul F. Ismail, 27, is said to have made the claim while on a second date with a female student of the university, according to a report by masslive.com.

The lady is said to have told the police that Ismail, in April, told him that he was a terrorist and that his plan was to bomb her dormitory.

She told the police that the Ghanaian came to her dormitory room at the university and told her to print some documents related to the Syria war.

The lady was reportedly shaken by Ismail's claims and rushed to inform the police.

Police swiftly arrested the Ghanaian and processed him for court.

In court, Ismail pleaded guilty to the charge of threatening to commit a crime.

Ismail's lawyer, Alan Rubin, however argued that he had not done anything wrong.

He said there was no evidence against him and that the police case was based on hearsay. "There's not a thread of evidence that (Ismail) was doing anything wrong. That he was a terrorist," he said.

He warned the court to be "very, very careful" not to overreact, adding that the accusations the lady made against his client were "exaggerated" and "misunderstood".

Ghanaian man accused of threatening to bomb US university

The judge, however, stated that Ismail posed a danger and that she could not allow any conditions for his release.

The court placed Ismail's conviction "on file" for the next 12 months, meaning no sentence will be imposed if he stays out of trouble over that time.

Ismail reportedly went to the US from Ghana in 2013 after seeking asylum in that country.

He is supposed to attend a hearing in 2018 that could earn him a green card, but his legal trouble could complicate that process, according to his lawyer.

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