Court Grants Okorocha’s ADC, Others N70m Bail

Court Grants Okorocha’s ADC, Others N70m Bail

Eberendu Chiimechefulem, An Aide-de-camp to a former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has on Monday been granted N5m bond bail.

The legislative aide of Okorocha, Steve Asinuobi, and 12 other aides were also granted N5m bail each.

The magistrate, B.U Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail application made for the release of the defendants, insisted that a traditional ruler in the state must stand in as a surety.

They were 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.

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

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

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

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

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Jesuwale Stephen is a journalist who finished from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He is a distinctive writer, media strategist and also a Digital Marketer