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High Court remands LP senatorial candidate in correction prison
 
By: News Editor
Wed, 19 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
 

The Ebonyi Police command, on Tuesday, arraigned the Labour Party, Ebonyi South Senatorial candidate, Linus Okorie, to Court on five count- charge.
The Five- charge includes, fake news, murder, habouring drug traffickers among others.
The Police prosecutor, Chinagorom Ndubuaku said the defendant has been wanted by the police for committing series of crimes.
The presiding Judge, Magistrate Linda Ogodo, in her ruling said some of the charges cannot be entertained in Court due to lack of jurisdiction.
Magistrate Ogodo therefore remanded Okorie in Abakaliki correctional centre till the next hearing in November.
Okorie’s leading counsel, Chika Nomeh, who spoke with Newsmen after the court session said; “Some of the charges rob the magistrate the jurisdiction to entertain and grant bail, consequent upon that, the magistrate remanded him (Okorie) in the Nigeria correction centre.’’
“We have the details of the charges already, and we opposed the reading of the charges before the court because in our humble view, it constitutes an abuse of the court processes.’’
“There is a judgement of the Federal High Court by Honourable Justice Ekwo, that restrained the Nigeria Police and the state government from arresting Linus Okorie, and the judgement is still subsisting on the same subject matter.’’
“We raised an objection, which we were overruled. The aim of the charges is to keep him (Okorie) behind the bars. Our client is the leading senatorial candidate of Labour Party, LP, for Ebonyi South senatorial zone. The essence of these things is to weaken him and his supporters, but at the end of the day, the law will take its cost.”

 

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