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Forceful Invasion: Court Grants Okorocha’s Aides N70m Bail

Eberendu Chiimechefulem, the Aide-de-Camp to Rochas Okorocha and 13 other aides of the former Imo State governor, were on Monday granted a N5m bond bail each.

The magistrate, B.U Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail application for the accused persons, also insisted that a traditional ruler in the state must stand in as surety.

The accused persons had been arraigned on a six-count charge bordering conspiracy, breach of public peace, possession of firearms, unlawful destruction of the official seal of the Imo State Government, a defamatory action on the social media against the governor of the state with the intent to injure the reputation of the state government and the person of the state governor, and disturbance to a lawful order.

Some of the co-accused are Eberendu Chimechefulem, Ebere Nwoke, Basil MBA, Ebuka Samuel, Darlington Ibekewe, Obasi Goodluck, Nwaiwu Ndubuisi, Ekpendu Peace, Steve Anisnuobi, and Ebere Nwokeobi.

The magistrate had taken a 15-minute break to enable her rule on the bail application after hearing.

However, there was little drama when one of the defendants, Darlington Ibekwe, slumped while the magistrate was ruling on the bail application.

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