Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Monday, indicates that 14 of Senator Rochas Okorocha’s Aides who were arraigned in court today, after their arrest yesterday, have been granted N5 million bail bond each, totaling N70 million.
They include an Aide-De-Camp to the former Governor of Imo State, Eberendu Chiimechefulem, his Legislative Aide, Steve Asinuobi, and 12 other Aides.
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 Imo State, must stand in as a Surety.
They were arraigned on a 6-count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of public peace, possession of firearms, unlawful destruction of the official seal of the 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.
The Defendants are Eberendu Chimechefulem, Ebere Nwoke, Basil MBA, Ebuka Samuel, Darlington Ibekewe, Obasi Goodluck, Nwaiwu Ndubuisi, Ekpendu Peace, Steve Anisnuobi, and Ebere Nwokeobi.
While Eddy Onyema was the Lead Counsel for the Defendants, E. S. Ibechem was the Prosecutor.
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