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N500m land: Abuja woman, Igwegbe arraigned over alleged blackmail of ex-Imo Gov, Ohakim

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The Inspector Common of Police, IGP, on Thursday arraigned an Abuja-based housewife, Mrs Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe, for allegedly furnishing the police authorities with false info in opposition to a former governor of Imo state, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, and one Chinedu Okpareke.

The Police docked the girl on a four-count cost earlier than a Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory, bordering on allegations of prison conspiracy, intimidation, defamation of character, tried kidnapping and menace to life punishable with imprisonment for failing to substantiate the allegations and thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath Part 140 of the Penal Code Legal guidelines of Northern Nigeria.

Depend one of many 4 rely cost reads, “That you simply Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe ‘F’ of 7B Emelda Property Apo, Abuja, FCT on or concerning the 14th August 2020 throughout the Jurisdiction of this honorable courtroom did furnish police authorities with false info and through allegations in a petition by your solicitors, Agala & Agala Chambers to a public servant in opposition to Dr Ikedi Ohakim and Chinedu Okpareke on allegations of prison conspiracy, prison intimidation, defamation of character, tried kidnapping and menace 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”.

Depend two reads, “That you simply Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe ‘F’ of 7B Emelda Property Apo, Abuja, FCT someday in 2020 throughout the Jurisdiction of this honorable courtroom did furnish police authorities with false info and through allegations in a petition by your solicitors, Agala & Agala Chambers to a public servant in opposition to Dr Ikedi Ohakim on the false allegations that you just paid Dr Ikedi Ohakim the sum of N500 million just for the acquisition of a land in Lagos in the course of the 2019 election, 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.

IGP prices Abuja girl for allegedly blackmailing ex-Imo Gov, Ohakim

In rely three, the police accused the defendant of deliberately exposing her genitals and precipitated misery to different events and that “you probably 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 in opposition to individuals (Prohibition) Act 2015.”

Depend 4 reads, “That you simply Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe ‘F’ of 7B Emelda Property Apo, Abuja, FCT severally and repeatedly throughout the Jurisdiction of this honorable courtroom by spoken phrases and mechanical means which you supposed to be learn printed straight and not directly within the estimation of others, lowered the ethical and mental character of Dr Ikedi Ohakim and Chinedu Okpareke that your phrases and actions have been so loathsome and disgraceful that you just damage the emotions of their household and family and also you thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath Part 392 of the Penal Code Legal guidelines of Northern Nigeria”.

The defendant nonetheless pleaded not responsible to the costs after they have been learn out to her, prompting her counsel, Ifeanyichukwu Nweze to use for bail on her behalf.

Nweze, whereas shifting the bail utility filed and served on July 12, 2021 for the bail of the defendant, together with an affidavit in help and different paperwork annexed, instructed the courtroom that the identical matter with identical substances and events is earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja.

He mentioned the matter on the Federal Excessive Court docket, which has been taken over by the workplace of the Lawyer Common of the Federation, is awaiting ruling in September and the police arrested the defendant on the identical day, July 8, 2021 that the courtroom sat on the matter, which she was the nominal criticism.

The counsel additional instructed the courtroom that the police haven’t any proper to take over a matter that has already been taken over by the workplace of the AGF.

In her response, the prosecution counsel, R. F Dimka didn’t oppose the bail utility, saying that granting of bail is on the discretion of the courtroom.

She nonetheless prayed the courtroom to connect stringent situations in granting the defendant’s bail to make sure her presence in courtroom to face her trial.

She narrated that the defendant had refused to honour a number of police invites to her throughout investigations and {that a} warrant of arrest needed to be secured earlier than she was capable of seem in courtroom on Thursday for her arraignment.

In a ruling, the trial Decide, Justice Yusuf Halilu mentioned the offences for which the defendant was arraigned are bailable and held that the defendant supplies two sureties, who should be resident in Abuja.

The 2 sureties, the choose held, will need to have an everyday earnings and shall proceed to provide the defendant in courtroom for her trial till it’s disbursed off.

The defendant, the choose held, ought to deposit her worldwide passports with the courtroom and may solely journey in another country with the permission of the courtroom and adjourned until October 28, 2021 for trial.

AGF, IGP in energy tussle over trial of Ex-Imo Gov, Ohakim

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