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Former Imo Governor Ohakim Arraigned Over Alleged Misinformation

The Police has arraigned a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, before an Abuja High Court for allegedly giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa.

It is alleged that Ohakim lied that Chinyere Amuchienwa threatened him with a gun and equally made a false claim that he had a plot of land for sale in Lagos State.

Mr. Ohakim, who was governor of Imo State from 2007 to 2011, was also accused of having unlawfully used “the name of Raji Fashola as the owner of the purported land situated at Ikeja, Lagos State”.

The former governor’s lawyer, Ken Njemanze however pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge that was read to him.

Justice Samira Bature granted the accused bail in the sum of N10million with one surety in like sum. He also ordered that the surety must be a reputable person in the society with a verifiable address within the Federal Capital Territory.

He, however, warned that the bail would be revoked if the accused interfered with prosecution witnesses.

The trial has been fixed for January 25, 2010.

Mr Ohakim faces time in prison if found guilty.

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