IGP to arraign Ohakim over ‘threat to circulate nude photos’ of a lady
Police will on Monday, February 15 arraign former Imo governor Ikedi Ohakim and another man named Chinedu Okpareke before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for allegedly threatening and harassing Chinyere Amuchinwa.
They will be arraigned before Justice Taiwo Taiwo.
According to the charge sheet with number FHC/ABJ/CS/287/2020, the defendants allegedly threatened to release a nude photograph of Amuchienwa if she fails to drop the charges of attempted kidnap against them.
In the five-count charge dated November 25, 2020, and signed by M.O. Omosun, the police alleged that both Mr Ohakim and his accomplice knowingly and intentionally transmitted communication through a computer system or network to harass and bully Amuchienwa.
The alleged offence is punishable under Section 24(1)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015.
One of the charges read, “That you Chinendu Okpareke ‘m’ 49, and Dr Ikedi Ohakim ‘m’ and others now at large on the 13th day of August 2020 within the jurisdiction of this court did conspire among yourselves by knowingly and intentionally send messages by means of computer system or network in a grossly offensive, pornographic, nude of an indecent obscene and menacing character of one Chinyere Amuchienwa ‘f’ and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 27 (1)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015.”
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