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#NudeVideo: Complainant Gets Arrested In Court Premises, Ohakim To Appear In Court Again


Ikedi Ohakim To Appear In Court Again For Ruling On Case Of Release Of Nude Video. 

..... Office Of AGF Steps In, To Take Over Case Following Shocking Arrest Of Complainant. 

The Federal High Court division at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has set aside September 27 for the ruling on the propriety or otherwise of the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) taking over the case file of former Imo state Governor, Ikedi Ohakim.

Ohakim faces trial before the court alongside Chinedu Okpareke, over an allegation that he threatened to release a nude video of a nominal complainant, Mrs. Chinyere Amuchienwa.

MediaOrchid recalls that the nude video of Mrs. Chinyere Amuchienwa believed to be in an intimate relationship with former governor Ohakim went viral some time in August 2020. 

To the surprise of all present in court yesterday, there was a dramatic twist in the case as the police, arrested Amuchienwa alleging she lied against Ohakim. 

The ruling was necessitated by a notice of withdrawal of the charge filed by the prosecuting authority, the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The police had, through it’s prosecution counsel, Rotshang Faith Dimka, filed a notice of discontinuance against the defendants.

However, just when the application was about to be moved, a lawyer from the office of the AGF, Bagudu Sani, informed the court that the AGF was taking over the matter from the IGP, to ensure diligent prosecution.

He told the court that he had, in a letter dated March 17, 2021, communicated to the IGP to hand off the case.

It was on that basis that Justice Taiwo Taiwo adjourned the matter for yesterday for parties to address the court on the propriety of the office of the AGF taking over the case and for the arraignment of the defendants.

When the matter resumed, yesterday, counsel to the respective parties adopted their written submissions for and against the request by the AGF to take over the case.

While the lawyer from the office of the AGF, Bagudu, urged the court to grant the application, the prosecution counsel, Faith Dimka, and the defence counsel urged the court to refuse the application.

Justice Taiwo, thereafter, adjourned the matter to September 27 for ruling.

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