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Police Operatives Arraign Labour Party Senatorial Candidate in Ebonyi for Reported Murder.

Police Operatives Arraign Labour Party Senatorial Candidate in Ebonyi for Reported Murder.

Police operatives had on Tuesday, October 18, arraigned Labour Party Senatorial candidate in Ebonyi State, Linus Okorie, at the state’s Magistrate Court in Abakaliki for alleged conspiracy and murder.

Okorie, who had represented Onicha, Ohaozara, and Ivo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State in the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015, was apprehended by operatives of the South-East security outfit, Ebubeagu, on Sunday, October 16. for conspiring with others to commit felonies, murder, and promoting inter-communal war in the state.

He was thereafter handed over to the police.

Okorie’s offense, according to officials, contravened section 516A of Criminal Code Law, Cap 33 volume 1 Law of Ebonyi 2009 and was punishable under section 319 of the criminal code law, Cap 33 vol. 1 laws of Ebonyi 2009.

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The defense counsel, Mr. Chikodili Nome, in his submission stated that the charges against his client were solely to keep him behind bars and break his resolve ahead of the 2023 elections.

Nome had also alleged that the state government was resorting to self-help.

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