PDP Official Who ‘Exposed’ Imo’s Gift to Herdsmen Charged With Terrorism

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An official of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo who accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of secretly approving grazing reserves for Fulani Herdsmen in the state has been charged with terrorism.

According to a report by Punch, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu who is the Director General of the PDP new media centre made the allegation via a Facebook post.

The charge sheet marked 0W/217c/2020 stated that 29yr old Nwaogwugwu accused the governor of constructing a rural grazing area for herdsmen in the state.

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The PDP scribe also accused Governor Uzodinma of planing to rename the Imo State University after late chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

He was further charges with accusing the governor of planning to divert a certain N5.2bn meant for pensioners in the state.

The charge sheet further accused him of making all the allegations on Facebook between March and May, 2020.

Nwaogwugwu was arrested on May 28, 2020 and thereafter arraigned on charges of Terrorism, Cyberbullying, Defamation and attempting to incur citizens against the governor.

The charge sheet read;

“That you, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, on April 20, 2020, in Owerri, within the jurisdiction of this court, knowingly and intentionally posted on your Facebook wall through a computer network that governor Hope Uzodinma is to rename Imo state university to Abba Kyari university for helping him out in the supreme Court, which you know to be false for the purpose of causing annoyance, insult, injury, hatred, ill will and needless anxiety to the governor and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 24 (1)(a)(b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition etc) Act 2015.

“That you, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, on March 23, 2020, in Owerri, within the jurisdiction of this court, knowingly published on your Facebook page that governor Hope Uzodinma has inaugurated an undercover RUGA commissioner and has made available a large expanse of land for the takeoff of the RUGA project in Ngor Okpala which act is deliberately done with malice and which is seriously intended to intimidate Imo population and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2)(b)(II) of Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011.”

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