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Former Governor Of Imo State, Ohakim Granted Bail After Being Arraigned On A Three-Count Charge Bordering On Criminal Defamation

On Wednesday, November 11, The Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim was granted a N10m Bail after being arraigned before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court on a three count charge bordering on character defamation.

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…”

According to reports, he was also accused of claiming that the land situated in Ikeja, belonged to Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

However, after the former Governor pleaded not guilty and granted a N10m bail and one surety in like sum.

According to the Judge, the surety must be a reputable member of the society and must reside within the court’s jurisdiction (Abuja).

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