Rochas Okorocha To Appear In Court For Sedition
Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, has been summoned by a magistrate’s court in Owerri over an allegation of incitement. Okorocha is to appear in court on October 8.
The Governor Emeka Ihedioha-led administration is suing Okorocha to court for inciting his supporters to disobey the state government.
The state’s attorney-general on behalf of the state government, in a suit with reference number OW/MISC.79/2019, filed at the Owerri district of the magistrate’s court, alleged that Okorocha made seditious and inciting statements against the government, “even on air
using his radio station (Reach FM)”.
The attorney-general also alleged that Okorocha, now a senator, spent more time in Owerri, “cavorting with his retinue of well-armed thugs and urchins referred to as ‘Ohaji Boys’ whom he employed to cause trouble”.
The Imo government had alleged that Ihedioha’s aide was beaten to a pulp when he went to Okorocha’s Spibat residence to serve the former governor court papers.
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