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Just in: Court grants Okorocha’s ADC, others N70m bail
An Aide-de -camp to a former governor of Imo state , Eberendu Chiimechefulem , his legislative aide , Steve Asinuobi and 12 other aides of Rochas Okorocha , were on Monday granted a N 5 m bond bail on each of the defendants
The magistrate , B . U Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail application made for the release of the defendants also insisted that a traditional ruler in the state must stand in as a surety .
They were arraigned on a six -count charge bordering conspiracy , breach of public peace , possession of firearms , unlawful destruction of the official seal of the Imo State Government , a defamatory action on the social media against the governor of the state with the intent to injure the reputation of the state government and the person of the state governor , and disturbance to a lawful order .
Some of the defendants are Eberendu Chimechefulem, Ebere Nwoke , Basil MBA , Ebuka Samuel , Darlington Ibekewe , Obasi Goodluck , Nwaiwu Ndubuisi , Ekpendu Peace , Steve Anisnuobi , and Ebere Nwokeobi .
While Eddy Onyema was the leading counsel for the defendants , E .S Ibechem was the prosecutor .
The magistrate had taken a 15 – minute break to enable her rule on the bail application after hearing .
Drama ensued when one of the defendants , Darlington Ibekwe , slumped while the magistrate was ruling on the bail application .