Court Grants Okorocha’s ADC, Others N70m Bail

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Some aides of Senator Rochas arraigned by the have been released on bail.

According to Punch, an Aide-de-camp to a former governor of , Eberendu Chiimechefulem, his legislative aide, Steve Asinuobi and 12 aides of Rochas , were on Monday granted a N5m bond bail on each of the defendants.

The magistrate, B. Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail made for the release of the defendants also insisted a in the state stand in as a surety.

They were arraigned on a six-count charge bordering conspiracy, breach of peace, possession of firearms, unlawful destruction of the official seal of the Imo , a defamatory action on the against the governor of the state with the intent to injure the reputation of the and the person of the state governor, and disturbance to a lawful order.

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

While Eddy Onyema the leading counsel for the defendants, E. Ibechem the .

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

Drama ensued when one of the defendants, Darlington Ibekwe, slumped while the magistrate ruling on the bail .