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Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday ordered the police to produce former Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim in court for arraignment.
Mr. Ohakim and Chinedu Okpareke were sued by the police over allegations of threatening and harassing a woman named Chinyere Amuchienwa.
Prosecuting counsel Stanley Nwodo had told the court that the matter was for arraignment but he was surprised at the absence of the defendants in court and prayed the court to order their arrest and subsequent arraignment.
Okpareke’s counsel Emeka Etiaba said his client was not in court because he was not served with any hearing notice.
Justice Taiwo subsequently adjourned the matter until March 3 for arraignment and possible commencement of trial.
According to the charge number FHC/ABJ/CS/287/2020, Ohakim and Okpareke were alleged to have threatened to release a nude photograph of Amuchienwa if she fails to drop charges of attempted kidnap against them.
In the five-count charge dated November 25, 2020, the police alleged that the duo intentionally transmitted communication through a computer system to harass and bully Amuchienwa.
According to the charge, the offense is punishable under Section 24(1)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015.
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