Court Orders AGF to Take over Prosecution of Ohakim


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Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court yesterday gave the go-ahead to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to assume the prosecution of former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, over alleged threat to expose nude photographs of one Mrs. Chinyere Amuchienwa.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the go-ahead to the AGF while ruling in his application to take over the matter.

The AGF’s action was predicated on move by the Nigeria Police Force to withdraw the suit against the former governor on grounds that it was misled.

The police had, after several failed attempts to arraigned Okahim and Chinedu Okpareke, filed a notice of withdrawal of the matter in March this year, the same day the AGF informed the court that it has taken over the prosecution of Ohakim.

According to the charge number, FHC/ABJ/CS/287/2020, Ohakim and Chinedu Okpareke were alleged to have threatened to…

Source: Thisday Newspaper