Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim discharged and acquitted over false information charge

An Abuja Excessive Court docket has discharged and acquitted former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim of a 3-count felony cost most well-liked in opposition to him by the Inspector Common of Police, Adamu Mohammed.

 

The police chief had accused the ex-governor of giving false info in opposition to one Chinyere Amuchienwa. It was alleged that Ohakim lied that the woman threatened him with a gun and equally made a false declare of getting a plot of land on the market in Lagos.

 

The cost learn:

 

“That you simply Ikedi Ohakim, on or in regards to the 23rd day of Could 2019 at Asokoro, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket did unlawfully gave false info in opposition to one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that she threatened you with gun figuring out it to be false and thereby dedicated an offence punishable beneath Part 140 of the Penal Code Legislation of the Northern Nigeria, 1968.

“That you simply Ikedi Ohakim, on or in regards to the 23rd day of Could, 2019, at Asokoro, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket did unlawfully gave false info in opposition to one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that you’ve a plot of land on the market at Lagos State, figuring out it to be false and thereby dedicated an offence punishable beneath Part 140 of the Penal Code Legislation of the Northern Nigeria, 1968.

“That you simply Ikedi Ohakim on or in regards to the 23rd day of Could 2019 at Asokoro, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket did unlawfully used derogatory the title of Raji Fashola because the proprietor of the purported land located at Ikeja, Lagos State and thereby dedicated an offence punishable beneath Part 140 of the Penal Code Legislation of the Northern Nigeria, 1968.”

 

In keeping with the cost that was signed by the police prosecutor Stanley Nwodo, the previous governor dedicated an offence punishable beneath Part 140 of the Penal Code Legislation of Northern Nigeria, 1968.

 

Ohakim was nevertheless acquitted and discharged of the costs following a discover of discontinuance filed by the police in relation to the matter.

 

The discover of discontinuance of cost no: CR/933/2020 dated March 12, 2021, was filed earlier than the court docket by Rotshang Religion Dimka, Authorized Counsel, Authorized/Prosecution Part, FCIID, Power Headquarters, Abuja.

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