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High Court Sitting in Abakaliki remanded LP Candidate for Ebonyi South Senatorial Election.

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A High Court sitting in Abakaliki yesterday remanded the Labor Party Candidate for Ebonyi South Senatorial election Linus Okorie, in the correctional center after he was arraigned on a five count-charge, bordering on fake news, murder, harboring drug traffickers, and two other charges.

The police prosecutor, Chinagorom Ndubuaku, who brought the charges against the former member of the Federal House of Representatives, said the defendant has been on the police wanted list for committing various crimes.

In a swift reaction, the leading counsel to the defendant, Chika Nomeh, who spoke to newsmen shortly after the court said; some of the charges robbed the magistrate of the jurisdiction to entertain and grant bail, and so they remanded him in Nigeria correction center.

In her ruling, the Presiding Judge, Magistrate Linda Ogodo, said the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the matter and thereby remanded him in the Abakaliki correctional center and adjourned the matter to November 2022 for further hearing.

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