- An ex-governor of Imo state has been discharged and acquitted on the suit filed against him
- The suit was struck out on Tuesday, March 16, by an Abuja high court
- IGP Adamu had accused the ex-governor of giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa
An Abuja high court has discharged and acquitted a former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, on a 3-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed.
Channels TV reports that the acquittal followed a notice of discontinuance filed by the police in relation to the matter.
Legit.ng gathered that the notice of discontinuance of charge no: CR/933/2020 dated March 12, 2021, was filed before the court by Rotshang Faith Dimka, Legal Counsel, Legal/Prosecution Section, FCIID, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The Guardian also reports that following the development, Ohakim was accordingly discharged and acquitted by the court as the charge was struck out.
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Adamu had in the said charge, accused the ex-governor of giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa.
Ohakim had entered a plea of not guilty before the matter was struck out.
The police alleged that the erstwhile governor lied that the lady threatened him with a gun and equally made a false claim that he had a plot of land for sale in Lagos.
He was in count-three of the charge, alleged to have unlawfully dropped the name of the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, as the owner of the purported land situated at Ikeja, Lagos state.
According to the charge that was signed by the police prosecutor, Stanley Nwodo, the former governor, committed an offence punishable under section 140 of the Penal Code Law of northern Nigeria, 1968.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ohakim was on Wednesday, November 11, arraigned before a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly giving false information.
It was reported that Ohakim was sued on a three-count charge before the court in Abuja by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
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