– A Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a no case submission filed by the former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim
– The court said the the prosecution has been able to establish a prima facie against the former governor
Former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, June 30, ruled on a no case submission filed by the former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim.
The judge over the matter, Ademola Adeniyi in his ruling, said the no case submission filed by Ohakim’s counsel, Awa Kalu against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for lack of merit.
Ademola said the prosecution led by Festus Keyamo, has duly established a prima facie case against the former governor.
The judge added the establishment of its case by the prosecution warrants that the defence opens its case.
Ademola further adjourned the matter to Monday, October 10 for the defence to open its case.
The former governor is facing a three-count charge of money laundering and abuse of public office during his tenure as the governor of Imo state.
The money for the property located at Plot No. 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District also referred to as No.60, Kwame Nkurumah Street, Asokoro, Abuja was paid through one of the witnesses in the case.
The witness had earlier told the court that the money was given to him in Ghana must go bags.