- The Nigeria Police has been ordered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo to make sure former governor Ikedi Ohakim is in court
- The order followed the absence of the former Imo state governor in court on Monday, February 15
- The former governor is facing charges for allegedly harassing a woman identified as Chinyere Amuchienwa
A report by The Nation indicates that Justice Taiwo Taiwo ordered the Nigeria police to produce the former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim in court for arraignment.
Legit.ng gathered that Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja gave the order on Monday, February 15, when the prosecuting counsel, Stanley Nwodo, notified the court of the absence of the defendant.
Justice Taiwo in a ruling noted that though this is the first time the matter of arraignment is coming up, the judge urged the prosecutor to ensure that the defendants were in court on the next adjourned date.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ohakim is to be arraigned on a five-count charge bordering on cybercrime.
The office of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) would arraign Ohakim alongside one Chinedu Okpareke over alleged harassment of Amuchinwa.
The police accused the ex-governor and his co-accused of threatening to circulate unclad pictures of a lady if she refuses to drop the charges of attempted kidnap against them.
In a related development, the former governor of Imo, was on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, arraigned before a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly giving false information.
Ohakim was sued on a three-count charge before the court in Abuja by IGP Adamu.
However, following the former governor's not-guilty plea, the presiding judge, Justice Samira Bature, granted him bail to the tune of N10 million.
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