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Thursday, November 12, 2020

FRAUD: IGP Adamu drags Ikedi Ohakim to court, granted N10m bail

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Fraud: IGP Adamu drags Ikedi Ohakim to court, granted N10m bail


FRAUD: IGP Adamu drags Ikedi Ohakim to court, granted N10m bail 


Trouble lurks in the corner for former governor of Imo state, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim over a lawsuit on a three-count charge bordering on criminal defamation filed against him by the Inspector-General of Police.


Chinyere Amuchienwa
 Lady Chinyere Amuchienwa

Mr. Ohakim was said to have lied against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that she threatened him with gun, that he (Ohakim) had a land to sell in Lagos knowing it was false and also using the name of Babatunde Fashola (minister of works and housing) as the owner of the said land for sell.



The charges read:

"In May 2019, Ohakim gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa that she threatened you with gun knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal Code Laws of the Northern Nigeria.

“That you Ikedi Ohakim, on or about the 23rd day of May 2019, at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that you have a plot of land for sale at Lagos state, knowing it to be false…"

 

Ikedi Ohakim
Mr. Ikedi Ohakim

The third count charge against Ohakim was him allegedly using the name of Babatunde Fashola unlawfully as the owner of the purported land situated at Ikeja, Lagos state.

 

Ohakim pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him.

His counsel, Mr. Ken Njemanze, moved an application for bail, in the affidavit attached, the defendant promised to make himself available for trial at all times.


The police counsel, Mr. Stanley Nwodo, urged the court not to grant bail.

Justice Samira Bature who ruled on the case granted him a N10 million bail and one surety in like sum.

 

The Judge said the surety must be a reputable member of the society and must reside within the court’s jurisdiction (Abuja). She warned the defendant against inference with the prosecution of the case. She named revocation of the bail as penalty if he fails to heed to her warning.

 

The case has been adjourned to January 25, 2021, for the commencement of trial.

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