Court Grants 14 persons bail over invasion of hotel owned by Rochas Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who was arrested by the Police on Sunday has been released.

However, an ADC to a former governor of Imo state, Eberendu Chiimechefulem, his legislative aide, Steve Asinuobi and twelve other aides of Rochas Okorocha, were today granted a five-Million Naira bail bond on each of the defendants.

The magistrate, B.U Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail application made for the release of the defendants also insisted that a traditional ruler in the state must stand in as a surety.

They were arraigned on a six-count charge bordering conspiracy, breach of public peace, possession of firearms, unlawful destruction of the official seal of Imo State Government, a defamatory action on the social media against the governor of the state with the intent to injure the reputation of the state government and the person of the state governor, and disturbance to a lawful order.

Drama ensued when one of the defendants, Darlington Ibekwe, slumped while the magistrate was ruling on the bail application.

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