Nigeria Police Force yesterday arraigned one Chinyere Amuchienwa Igwegbe for furnishing the police authorities with false information against former governor of Imo State, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim and one, Chinedu Okpareke.
The police filed the four-count charge against the defendant before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, bordering on allegations of criminal conspiracy, intimidation, defamation of character, attempted kidnapping and threat to life punishable with imprisonment for failing to substantiate the allegations and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge when they were read out to her in the court and her counsel, Ifeanyichukwu Nweze, moved a bail application on her behalf.
Ruling on the bail application, the trial Judge, Justice Yusuf Halisu said the offences for which the defendant was arraigned are bailable and held that the defendant provides two sureties, who must be residents of Abuja.
The defendant, the judge held should deposit her international passport with the court and can only travel out of the country with the permission of the court. He adjourned till October 28, 2021 for trial.