An aide to Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Eberendu Chiimechefulem, his legislative aide, Steve Asinuobi and 12 others were arraigned before a magistrate’s court sitting in Owerri on Monday.
The 14 defendants were arraigned on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of public peace, possession of firearms and unlawful destruction of the official seal of the Imo Government.
They were also charged with defamatory publication against the governor of the state with the intent to injure the reputation of the state government and the person of the state governor.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the defendants were arrested on Sunday, February 21, for allegedly breaking into a premises sealed by the state government.
The premises known as Royal Spring Palm Estate is said…