Magistrate Court Summons Okorocha Over Alleged Breach Of Public Peace
The Imo State Magistrate Court sitting in Owerri has ordered former Governor Rochas Okorocha to appear before it on October 8, 2019, for alleged breach of public peace.
The summons dated September 5, which had the state’s attorney-general as the complainant, also ordered that Okorocha, who is now representing Imo West in the Senate, should be served “by pasting same at his Spibat residence and publishing same in any daily newspaper within the state
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The order reads, “It is hereby ordered that the defendant appears in court on October 8, 2019, to show cause why he should not be ordered to enter into a recognisance for keeping the peace and to be of good behaviour towards the complainant.
“Complaint has made that you (Okorocha) have consistently been in the deplorable habit of fomenting trouble and inciting your supporters to disobey the government of the day; that you have been in the habit of making seditious and inciting statements against the government.”
Meanwhile, Okorocha, through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, denied fomenting any trouble, describing the order as embarrassing and a bad example.