Nude video: Ohakim vindicated as Malami discontinues charges against ex-Imo gov


Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohahim, has reacted to an Abuja Federal High Court ruling which cleared him of blackmail.

Recall that charges bordering on some indecent nude video and allegations of a land transaction were levelled against Ohakim since 2019.

But, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja dismissed all the charges against the former governor.

Reacting to the ruling, the former lamented that the allegations emanated from a well-coordinated attempt to blackmail him.

In a statement by his Media Aide, Chidi Emenike, the former governor said the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami vindicated him by discontinuing the case.

According to the statement: “This Press Release pertains to the long-running efforts of His Excellency, Ikedi Ohakim to defend himself against an epic blackmail and character assassination that were levied against him since late 2019.

“The matter has lingered and crisscrossed from one court to the other and from the police to the office of Attorney-General of the Federation.

“Today, the matter ended. The nightmare has ended. And it ended in Court when Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja dismissed all the spurious charges against Ohakim.

“At some point, his political opponents jumped into the fray, as they saw a cheap opportunity to settle political scores with Ohakim, using a willing surrogate.

“In the interim, the matter was escalated to the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation which, upon a due consideration, made an Application to the Court, withdrawing all the charges against Ohakim.

“It comports with the ends of justice that the Court today proceeded to dismiss the charges and thereupon discharged and acquitted Ohakim.

“His Excellency Ohakim wishes to seize this opportunity to thank the Nigeria police for its thorough and professional work in carrying out extensive investigations in this matter.

“His Excellency equally thanks the office of the AGF for its determination that the charges lack merit. It couldn’t have been the opposite.”

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