Obinna Uchendu, Abakaliki
A Retired Permanent Secretary, one Chief Semion Nwodo has been sentenced to 7 days in prison without an option of fine by an Abakaliki Magistrate Court 2.
He was found guilty for assult and other charges brought against him by the police.
Chief Nwodo who served with the State Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey under the past administration was arraigned in court by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Awosola Awotunde on five (5) count charges.
The charges included assault which is punishable under section 517 (a) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33 Vol 1 law of Ebonyi state of Nigeria 2009.
Another charge against the former Parmanent Secretary was threat to life. He was accused of threatening to kill one Mr. Puis Nwakwegu which is punishable under section 86 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 33 Vol. 1 of the state.
Another charge was the breaching of peace by stopping the village Development Union from erecting primary and secondary school buildings including other development projects in the community which is punishable under section 247 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 33 Vol.1 laws if Ebonyi state.
Chief Magistrate Olugu Nnachi of court 2 gave his judgement after 5 years the suit was brought to the court with charge No. MAB/ 391c/ 2014.
“Complied with the provisions of section 135(1) of the evidence Act 2011 as amended.
” The accused person is therefore found guilty in court 2 and is here byconvicted.
“The accused person is said to be a retired permanent secretary and a grand father therefore having this in mind, he is sentenced to seven days in prisonment without any option of fine”, magistrate Nnachi stated. END///