Coalition of Civil Society Groups In Nigeria and Imo women on Wednesday stormed Owerri High Court, asking Chief Ikedi Ohakim to stop wearing the toga of Former Governor to evade justice and face proper trail.
The protesters displayed placards with various inscriptions, including: “Ikedi Ohakim duped Lady Chinyere Amuchinwa, Ohakim showed her land that doesn’t belong to him in Lagos among others.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the march, Comrade Franklin Edede, the capacity leader of Coalition of Civil Society Groups In Nigeria said:”We are defenders of women and anything that will make a woman cry, won’t be tolerated or supported.
Edede seized the platform to appealing to the National Judicial Council NJC to as a matter of importance, replace the present Judge handling the matter, Justice IG Chukwunyere with another judge saying they feels she has compromised
He also urged the court to ensure that Ohakim faces proper judgment. “Ohakim had a land deal with Lady Amuchienwa and when it was time to hand over the land bought at N500,000,000. Five Hundred Million, he choose the path of blackmail.
What is annoying is that he keeps wearing the toga of Former Governor to evade justice and we’re saying he should face proper trail. At the end, we want the guilty party to be prosecuted” he lamented.
Also speaking, Lolo Mercy Agulanna while speaking to newsmen said that they were in court to show solidarity to their fellow woman who they claimed was unjustly treated by the former governor.
She pointed out that showing their fellow woman a land that doesn’t belong to him and threatening the lady that he (Ohakim) will throw in a video after swindling her is condemnable.
Speaking respectively, Hon. Faith Mbagwu and Ezinne Grace Nwazuo said Ohakim is not above the law, saying Injustice to one woman is injustice to all.
The woman leaders said Ohakim should give the woman her money, stop running away and face the court trial. They said the court should not be allowed to intimidate our fellow woman.