Police charge ex-Imo governor Ohakim with fraud


 The police have charged a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, with fraud and giving false information.

The office of the Inspector General of Police filed the case marked CR/993/2020 and dated September 23, 2020, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.


The case, which was signed by Stanley Nwodo, contained three counts.


In one of the counts, Ohakim was accused of giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa that she threatened him with a gun knowing it to be false.


He was also accused of “derogatory” use of the name of Raji Fashola as the owner of a piece of land situated in Ikeja, Lagos State.


The charges 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 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.”

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