Okorocha’s aide, and 13 others; including Steve Asimobi, Uche Nwosu were granted a ₦5million-bond bail, respectively, at a Magistrate court in Owerri.
The Magistrate, B. U Adikaibe who ruled on the bail application upon the release of the defendants also insisted that a traditional ruler in the State, or a member of his cabinet must stand in as surety.
However, Justice Adikaibe said the decision to grant bail to the defendant, was as a result that charges brought against them are not capital criminal offences even though the prosecuting counsel had earlier objected to the bail.
Obinwannem News had reported that Former Imo governor Okorocha arrested for ‘breakdown’ of law Senator Rochas Okorocha was in police custody for questioning , based on the complaint lodged by the Imo State government over the forceful invasion of the Royal spring palm hotel, which was sealed by the State government.
Fourteen (14) persons, including former governor Rochas Okorocha were arraigned, to face a 6-count charge bothering on conspiracy, disobedience to lawful order, willingly, and unlawful destruction of the official seal of Imo State government; a conduct capable of causing a breach of peace.
Other charges were based on “unlawful possession of fire arms, ” and a “defamatory” action on social media against the governor of the State; with the intent to injure the reputation of the State government and the person of Hope Uzodinma.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned untill March 18, 2021.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News