The criminal charge filed against Chief Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo, has been struck during a sitting at the Federal High Court in Abuja presided by Justice Taiwo Taiwo.
In the charge, Ohakim and one Chinedu Okpaleke, were prosecuted by the federal government for allegedly threatening to release unclad photographs of one Chinyere Amuchienwa, should she refuse to drop allegations of attempted kidnap against them, Leadership reports.
The police had filed a criminal charge against the former governor and Okpaleke.
However, during the arraignment of the two defendants on Wednesday, February 23, the sitting was stalled due to the request of Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to study the case file, The Nation added.
Based on this request made on behalf of the AGF’s office by one Sani Bagudu, Justice Taiwo struck out the case, pending when Malami makes a decision on the matter.
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