Alleged fraud: Police file criminal charge against Ikedi Ohakim

Alleged fraud: Police file criminal charge against Ikedi Ohakim

- The Nigeria Police Force has filed legal action against a former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim

- The police alleged that the former governor had gotten involved in fraudulent activities

- Ohakim was also accused falsifying statements against one Chinyere Lilian Amuchienwa

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A former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim is being prosecuted by the police for allegedly using the name of the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

The police in a suit filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja also accused the former governor of false information, The Cable reported.

Police file fraud charges against Ohakim

Ex-Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim is facing charges for alleged fraud. Photo credits: Otowngist.com
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The charge marked CR/993/2020 and dated September 23, 2020, alleged that Ohakim gave false information against one Chinyere Lilian Amuchienwa.

According to The Sun, the police accused Ohakim of falsely claiming that Amuchienwa threatened him with a gun knowing it to be untrue.

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The charge partly read:

“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 and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 140 of the Penal Code Law of the Northern Nigeria, 1968."

The police alleged that the former governor also claimed that Fashola was the owner of a purported land situated at Ikeja, Lagos state.

In another news, Senator Rochas Okorocha has challenged the Imo state government to publish a report which accused him of fraudulently spending N106 billion on fictitious contracts.

The former governor in a statement through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo dismissed the allegations against him, The Sun reported.

Onwuemeodo asked the Hope Uzodinma administration to publish the list of contractors who allegedly handled projects under the Okorocha regime.

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