Alleged cybercrime: Court plans Ohakim’s arraignment for Monday

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled arraignment for Monday in the five-count charge of cybercrime offences brought against a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim and his alleged accomplice, Chinedu Okpareke.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo fixed February 15, 2021, for arraignment after the Nigeria Police Force (NGF) that filed the charge, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/287/2020, applied for a date for the defendants to plead to the charge.

In the charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by M. O. Omosun (of the NPF’s Legal Department), Ohakim and Okpareke were alleged to have harassed, intimidated and threatened to expose the nude picture of Mrs Chinyere Amuchienwa through the internet network.

In count two, Okpareke, Ohakim and others now at large are said to have, on or about August 13, 2020, conspired “to cause annoyance and criminal intimidation to one Chinyere Amuchienwa (f) and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 27(1)(a) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

They were, in count three, said to have, “by means of a computer system or network, send a nude picture, indecent obscene or menacing characters to one Chinyere Amuchienwa and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

In count four, they were alleged to have “knowingly and intentionally transmitted a communication through a computer system or network to harass and bully one Chinyere Amuchienwa and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 24(1)(a) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

They were, in count five, alleged to have “knowingly and intentionally called and threatened one Chinyere Amuchienwa that she does not drop the First Information Charge of attempted kidnap against you and others at large, the nude pictures of the said Chinyere Amuchienwa will be posted to CNN and all over the world and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 24(c)(1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention Etc) Act 2015.”

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