CaringHeart Foundation has raised the alarm over the alleged plot to re-arrest the ‘abducted’ senatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Hon. Linus Okorie and slam fresh charges against him.
Okorie since his arrest on Sunday, October 17, 2022 in Abakaliki the Ebonyi state capital, has
A statement issued by the director of the foundation, Dr. David Ogbonna, claimed that Okorie was no longer safe at the NCoS custody.
“There is an alleged plan by the Ebonyi state government in connivance with the Nigeria Police to re-arrest Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie and arraign him in court with new trumped-up charges/petition any day he’s granted bail or while still in detention.
“The recent happenings during court appearances of Hon. Linus Okorie is suggestive of a clandestine plan to re-arrest him, any day the court grants him bail.
“The last two times that Hon. Linus appeared in court, the police had refused to give backup security to the correctional facility officers from the prison to the court, but would rather mobilise their men heavily into the court premises and even into the courtroom.”
The state police command could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba, who told our correspondent that he was in a meeting, said, “There is no trouble anywhere in the state. Everywhere is fine. But I’m in a meeting with the Commandant of Civil Defence. I will get back to you.”