The police on Tuesday arraigned a Peoples Democratic Party governorship agent in Imo State, Uche Onyeaguocha, and three others in an Owerri Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged electoral misconduct.
Others arraigned with Onyeaguocha are Steve Asimobi, Paschal Onwukaike and Oliver Enwerenem.
The police charged the defendants with 10 counts bordering on disorderly conduct during election, destruction of election materials, disrupting of election process and destruction of Independent National Electoral Commission result sheet.
Chief Magistrate R.O. Nworka admitted the defendants to bail on self recognition, after considering a bail application moved by Onyeaguocha’s lead lawyer, Loius Alozie (SAN).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Onyeaguocha, a former House of Representatives member, was arrested by security agents on Sunday after he allegedly destroying Ideato South LGA result sheet at the INEC office.
Onyeaguocha’s action however led to temporary suspension of announcement of governorship result by the returning officer, Prof. Francis Atunta, Vice Chancellor of Michael Opkara University of Agriculture.
Onyeaguocha in an interview with NAN said his action was to defend democracy and to liberate Imo State people from perpetual bondage.