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IGP charges Abuja woman for allegedly blackmailing ex-Imo Gov, Ohakim

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The Inspector-Normal of Police, IGP, has charged an Abuja-based girl, Mrs Chinyere Amuchiena Igwegbe, for allegedly blackmailing and supplying false info towards a former Governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Ohakim.

Mrs Igwegbe is to be tried on Monday, July 19, on the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on costs of constructing unsubstantiated allegations towards the ex-governor and one Chinedu Okpareke to police.

In a petition to the IGP, Mrs Igwegbe had accused Ohakim of conspiracy, felony intimidation, defamation of character, tried kidnapping and risk to her life.

She additionally alleged paying to Ohakim a sum of N500M for the acquisition of a land in Lagos throughout the 2019 normal elections.

The police nevertheless claimed that the allegations had been unsubstantiated throughout their investigation and that they had been geared toward blackmailing her victims.

In a four-count felony cost marked CR/187/2021 already filed towards her and obtained by DAILY POST, Mrs Igwegbe who lives at Apo District of Abuja was mentioned to have, within the petition, raised false allegations of conspiracy, intimidation, tried kidnapping and risk to life towards the previous governor.

Igwegbe, amongst different false info, alleged that Ohakim alongside Okpareke threatened to launch a nude {photograph} of her to most of the people by way of social media.

Though police authorities arrested the previous governor and filed felony costs towards him, Igwegbe was later arrested when it was discovered that allegations in her petition had been unsubstantiated claims.

She was arrested by police operatives on the premises of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja after a courtroom session the place the Inspector Normal of Police had utilized to withdraw the cost towards the previous governor.

Nevertheless, an earlier try and arraign her on the four-count costs couldn’t maintain on account of non-availability of the case file within the courtroom prompting police to shift the arraignment to July 19.

Within the cost signed by Matthew Omasun and Rotshang Religion Dimka, each of the Authorized/ Prosecution Unit of the Power Headquarters in Abuja, Igwegbe was accused of supplying false info to the police with the intention to defame the previous governor.

Rely one of many cost reads: “that you simply Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe (f) of 7b Emeida Property Apo, Abuja, FCT, on or about August 14, 2020, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom did furnish police authorities with false info and by way of allegations in a petition by your solicitors, Agala and Agala chambers to a public servant towards (1) Dr. Ikedi Ohakim (2) Chinedu Okpareke on allegations of felony conspiracy, felony intimidation, defamation of character, tried kidnapping and risk to life punishable with imprisonment, which couldn’t be substantiated and thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath part 140 of the Penal Code legal guidelines of Northern Nigeria.

In rely two, the police accused her of furnishing the police authorities with false info by way of allegations in a petition towards Dr. Ikedi Ohakim on the false allegations that “you paid Dr.Ikedi Ohakim the sum of N500 million naira for the acquisition of a land in Lagos throughout the 2019 election, an allegations which couldn’t be substantiated.”

In rely three, she was accused of “deliberately exposing her genital organs and deliberately precipitated misery to different events and that you simply did so with a selfie video with intention of deriving sexual pleasure from such act and also you thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath part 26(3) of the violence towards individuals (prohibition) Act, 2015.”

The offences are punishable underneath sections 140, of the Penal Code legal guidelines of Northern Nigeria and part 26 (3) of the Violence In opposition to Individuals (prohibition) Act, 2015.

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