Assault: Imo Lawmaker Out on Bail After Being Sent to Prison Last Week
An Imo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of 500,000 to a lawmaker in the state, Heclus Okoro, charged with assault.
Chief Magistrate O. D. Okoroji granted the bail while ruling on Okoro’s application.
Okoro, who represents Ohaji/Egbema Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly, was arraigned on Monday on an eight-count charge bordering on assault.
He, however, pleaded not guilty.
The court had remanded the lawmaker in a correctional facility pending the ruling.
Okoro’s bail application was filed by his counsel, Mr Callistus Osondu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okoro was arrested on Friday following a violent altercation between him and the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Amarachi Iwuanyanwu (APC Nwangele).
The case has been adjourned until Dec. 16 for substantive hearing.