Imo: Lawmaker Remanded Over Alleged Assault

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The lawmaker representing Ohaji Egbema State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hercules Okoro, has been remanded by an Owerri Magistrate Court for alleged assault.

The member of the All Progressives Congress was arraigned in court for an 8-count charge bordering on alleged assault with intent to wound.

Okoro, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges filled against him.

The counsel to the lawmaker, Amandibuogu Osondu, argued that the offence was bailable, he added that the continued detention of Okoro is against justice.

Osondu pleaded for bail since the defendant had been detained for three days.

The prosecution counsel, T Okee, in his response noted that the case was sudden adding that he needed more time.

Justice DV Okoroji in his ruling charged the prosecuting and the defending counsels to exchange briefs on Tuesday and adjourned till Nov. 18.

The lawmaker was arrested last Friday following a violent altercation between him and Amarachi Iwuanyanwu (APC Nwangele), the Deputy Speaker of the House.

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