FG Takes Over Ohakim’s Prosecution For Allegedly Harassing Mistress

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The criminal filed by Chinyere Amuchienwa, the mistress of a a governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim has been taken by .

Already, the office of the Attorney General of the had on told a in it had taken the case from the Inspector-General of to ensure diligent prosecution.

The court had earlier slated for the governor to be arraigned, but when the matter was called, a counsel from the office of the AGF, Bagudu Sani, informed the Court the office of the AGF had taken the case by a letter dated March 17, 2021, which he said, had been served on the IGP.

Counsel for the , Rufus Dimka, opposed to the taking over of the case by the office of AGF on the grounds the preferred against the governor was prepared by the office of the IGP, said to be the in the case.

However, Justice Taiwo Taiwo told Sani from the office of the AGF that he had taken judicial notice of the letter but added that the counsel should file the letter formally before the court.

He deferred the arraignment of the former governor to May 6, 2021 to enable parties to file and serve written addresses on the property of the office of the AGF taking over the case from the .

Ohakim and one Chinedu Okpareke were dragged to the by the police over of threatening and harassing Amuchienwa.

The former governor has been on police administrative since November 11 2020.

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 of attempted kidnap against them.

The Police in the five counts dated November 25, 2020, alleged that Ohakim and Okpareke, knowingly and intentionally transmitted communication through a computer to harass and bully Amuchienwa, an offence that is punishable Section 24(1)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015.