Police file 3-count criminal charge against ex-Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim

The Nigeria police force has reportedly dragged a former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim to court for a three-count criminal charge bordering on fraud and false information.

The Cable reports that in the charge marked CR/993/2020 and dated September 23, 2020, which was filed before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Abuja, Ohakim who was governor from 2007 to 2011, was accused of using the name of Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of works and housing, to defraud unsuspecting victims. He was also alleged to have given false information against one Chinyere Lilian Amuchienwa.

The charge reads:

“That you Ikedi Ohakim, on or about the 23rd day of May 2019 at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully give false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that she threatened you with gun knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 140 of the Penal Code Law of the Northern Nigeria, 1968.

“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.

“That you Ikedi Ohakim on or about the 23rd day of May 2019 at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully used derogatory the name of Raji Fashola as the owner of the purported land situated at Ikeja, Lagos state and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 140 of the Penal Code Law of the Northern Nigeria, 1968.”

The former governor is yet to be arraigned as no date has been fixed for hearing yet.

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