‘Ohakim was never charged before any court’
Lawyer to ex-Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo state, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor has debunked the impression created in some section of the media that the former governor was charged before the Abuja high court by the Inspector General of Police for using the name ‘Raji Fashola’ to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians and giving false information to the Police.
Ejimakor stated that the ex-governor was never charged before any court but became aware of the matter through the said media reports when his attention was drawn to them.
He stated that a casual analysis of the purported charge sheet shows that the allegations failed to clearly disclose any offense known to law.
“Through our investigations, no FCT High Court has taken cognizance of the charges, even as it appears from the face of the charge sheet that the charges were preferred since September 21, 2020; and Dr. Ohakim was never served to this day.
“The calculated leakage of the charges to the media appears to be deliberately aimed at injuring Dr. Ohakim’s reputation in a rather strange actualization of the threats that had formed the fulcrum of his (Ohakim) petition against the woman mentioned on the charge sheet.
Ejimakor pointed out that if the charge sheet claimed to have been filed against Ohakim ultimately turns out to be true, it would amount to actionable contempt of Court against those that had a hand in it.
He counseled members of the public to ignore the said media reports as tissue of lies, indicating that firm steps will be taken to ensure that those involved are promptly brought to account.
According to Ohakim’s counsel, the woman responsible for the project to tarnish his image had, in the past few months, brought four different petitions against Ohakim, before the Nigeria Police (Lagos Command), the Inspector-General of Police (Abuja), the National Agency For Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of Nigerian Police Force (Abuja), which he stated essentially bear several contradictory allegations against Ohakim.