JUST IN: Former Imo Deputy Gov, Gerald Irona Released From Prison After 9 Days

March 17, 2023
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Former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona has been released from the Owerri prison after spending nine days in custody.

Gerald Irona

Gerald Irona’s Spokesman, Walter Duru disclosed this in a short message on Friday.

Duru said that an Abuja federal high court ordered that the former number two citizen of the state be released on bail.

According to him, the authorities at Owerri prison had since complied with the court order.

Duru said “Former deputy Governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona is free. His release was ordered by a Federal High Court in FCT, Abuja, and the Nigerian Correctional Service had long complied.”

“I will issue a statement later today. Good morning and many thanks for your support. Imo must be rebuilt.”

Kanyi Daily recalls that Irona was on Thursday last week remanded in Owerri prison custody after he was arraigned by the police on a three-count charge bordering on treason.

The charges preferred against him by the police “reads that you Hon Gerald Irona sometime in January 2020, at Owerri in the Owerri magistrate district, did conspired with others now at large, to commit felony to wit: treason and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 37(2) of the criminal code, cap c 38, the law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, as applicable in Imo state.

That you Hon Gerald Irona sometime in January 2020, at Owerri in the Owerri magistrate district, did make several utterances to the effect that you will make Imo state ungovernable and immediately afterward hoodlums levied several attacks on Imo state with the intent to intimidate or overawe the governor of Imo state and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 37 of the criminal code, cap, c 38, law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, as applicable in Imo state.

That you Hon Gerald Irona on the 15th day of January 2020, at Owerri in the Owerri magistrate district, do converted to your own use two land cruiser jeep (V8 and V6) and one Toyota Hilux vehicles valued four hundred and Ninety-three million naira property of Imo state government thereby committed an offence punishable under section 390 (9) of the criminal code, cap c 38, laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, as applicable in Imo state.”

In other news, some governorship candidates of political parties in Rivers State have stormed the State Police Headquarters to protest alleged intimidation by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The governorship candidates protested at the police headquarters on Friday.

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