Mr. Uche Onyeaguocha, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP), agent in Imo State in the March 9 election, and three others, were on Tuesday dragged before an Owerri Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged electoral misconduct.
Others arraigned with Onyeaguocha are Steve Asimobi, Paschal Onwukaike and Oliver Enwerenem.
The police charged the defendants with ten counts bordering on disorderly conduct during election, destruction of election materials, disrupting of election process and destruction of INEC result sheet.
Chief Magistrate R.O. Nworka, admitted the defendants to bail on self recognition, after considering a bail application moved by Onyeaguocha’s lead lawyer Mr Loius Alozie (SAN).
Onyeaguocha, a former House of Representative member was arrested by security agents on Sunday after allegedly destroying Ideato South LGA result sheet at the INEC office. Onyeaguocha’s action however led to temporal suspension of announcement of governorship result by the returning officer Prof. Francis Atunta, Vice Chancellor Michael Opkara University of Agriculture.
The PDP chieftain claimed in an interview with NAN that his action was to defend democracy and to liberate Imo people from perpetual bondage. (NAN)