Former Governor Imo Ohakim to Be Accused of Trying to Spread Nude Photos
Former governor of Imo state Ikedi Ohakim will be accused next week of threatening to distribute photographs of naked women.
According to TheCable, the case is being handled by the Office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The report says the former governor will face charges of alleged persecution of Chin’er Amuchinwa on February 15. He will be brought to trial alongside Chinedu Okpareke before Taiwo Taiwo, a federal high court judge, on a five-count indictment on the edge of cybercrime.
Okpareke had previously been arrested and remanded in custody in connection with the alleged crimes, but was released after meeting the conditions of bail. According to the indictment, marked: FHC / ABJ / CS / 287/2020, the defendant threatened to release a nude photo of Amuchienva if he did not clear them of the attempted kidnapping charges. In the indictment dated November 25, 2020, signed by the lawyer M.O. Omosun, police claimed that Ohakim and Okpareke “Messages deliberately and intentionally transmitted through a computer system or network to harass and intimidate Amuchienwa.”
According to the police, the crime is punishable under section 24 (1) (a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015. Some of the statements read: “Che tu Chinendu Okpareke ‘m’ 49, and Dr. Ikedi Ohakim ‘m’ and others are now generally on the 13th day of August 2020 within the jurisdiction of this court conspired between you by knowingly and deliberately sending communications via a computer system or network in a grossly offensive, pornographic, nude, obscene and threatening nature of the Chinese Amuchienwa ‘f’ and therefore committed an offense punishable under section 27 (1) (a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015.“
That you, Chinendu Okpareke, 49, and Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, and others who are now generally on 13 August 2020 under the jurisdiction of this court colluded with each other to irritate and criminal intimidation Chinier Amuchienwa ‘f’ and therefore committed an offense punishable under section 27 (1) (a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015. “Che tu Chinendu Okpareke ‘m’ 49, and Dr. Ikedi Ohakim ‘m’ and others are now at large on the 13th day of August 2020, within the jurisdiction of this court, conspired between you, knowingly and deliberately calling and threatening Chinier Amuchienwa ‘f’ that if she does not drop the first charge of attempted kidnapping against her and other people in general, the nude photos state that Amuchienwa’s letter ‘f’ will be posted on CNN and around the world and thus committed a punishable offense in accordance with section 24 (1) (a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015 ”.
Ohakim is also facing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maytama on a tripartite charge bordering on criminal libel charges against Amuchienwa.