A former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, is to be arraigned on a five-count charge bordering on cybercrime.
Reports say the office of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) will on February 15 arraign Ohakim alongside one Chinedu Okpareke over alleged harassment of a woman named Chinyere Amuchinwa.
The police accused the ex-Governor and his co-accused of threatening to circulate unclad pictures of a lady if she refuses to drop the charges of attempted kidnap against them.
The prosecutor handling the case is reported to have said the former Governor committed the offence via a computer system or network.
The charge sheet read in part:
”That you Chinendu Okpareke ‘m’ 49, and Dr Ikedi Ohakim ‘m’ and others now at large on the 13th day of August 2020 within the jurisdiction of this court did conspire among yourselves by knowingly and intentionally sent messages by means of computer system or network in a grossly offensive, pornographic, nude of an indecent obscene and menacing character of one Chinyere Amuchienwa ‘f’ and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 27 (1)(a) of the Cybercrime Act 2015.”
The police alleged that that Ohakim and his co-accused also committed criminal intimidation which is punishable by the Cybercrime Act.