Electoral Violence: Police Arraign Former Lawmaker, Others In Court
The election in Imo State last Saturday was far from peaceful and the law enforcement agencies made some arrest.
Surprisingly, not just political thugs were responsible for the troubles as a former House of Representatives member, Uche Onyeagocha was among the troublemakers.
They were all arraigned by the Imo State police command on Tuesday for offences bordering on electoral violence during the collation of the result for the Imo State governorship election on Sunday.
Onyeagocha was arraigned alongside Paschal Onwukaike, Steve Asimobi and Oliver Enwerem.
They were arraigned before Chief Magistrate R.O. Nworka, in Owerri on 10 counts.
The charges bothered on destruction of election materials, disrupting of election process and destruction of INEC result sheet.
They were granted bail on self recognition, after a bail application was considered by the court.
The case was adjourned till May 6.
The suspects had engaged in a free-for-all at the INEC collation centre after Onyeagocha, who was the Peoples Democratic Party state agent, protested against the result of the Ideato South Local Government Area.
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