A former governor of Imo, Ikedioha Ohakim, was on Wednesday, November 11, arraigned before a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly giving false information.
Ohakim was sued on a threecount charge before the court in Abuja by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
However, following the bformer governor’s not-guilty plea, the presiding judge, Justice Samira Bature, granted him bail to the tune of N10 million, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The bail was issued as an answer to the motion moved by Ohakim’s lawyer, K.C.O Njemanze, who claimed that the charges against his client is indeed bailable, a position opposed vehemently by the prosecuting counsel, Stanley Nwodo.
Earlier, Ohakim was 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.
Ex-Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim was facing charges for alleged fraud. The charge marked CR/993/2020 and dated September 23, 2020, alleged that Ohakim gave false information against one Chinyere Lilian Amuchienwa.
The police accused Ohakim of falsely claiming that Amuchienwa threatened him with a gun knowing it to be untrue.
The police alleged that the former governor also claimed that Fashola was the owner of a purported land situated at Ikeja, Lagos state.