Drama in court as ex-Governor Ohakim’s son is accused of threatening witness

FILE PHOTO: Former Imo state governor, Ikedi Ohakim, arriving an Abuja court for  corruption trial.

An unforeseen drama unfolded on Tuesday, stalling the cross-examination of prosecution witness, Abu Sule, in the case involving a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim.
During the proceeding, prosecution counsel, Festus Keyamo, alleged that the accused’s son, Emeka Ohakim, went on the trail of the prosecution witness and threatening him.
Mr. Ohakim is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly making a cash payment of $2, 290,000.00 (Two Million, Two Hundred and Ninety-Thousand Dollars) for a piece of land at Plot No. 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District, otherwise known as No. 60 . 0, Kwame Nkruma Street, Asokoro, Abuja.

Addressing Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, Mr. Keyamo said prosecution witness 2, Mr. Sule, who is managing director of Tweenex Consociate H.D. Limited, telephoned him about 9.00p.m. on Monday, January 25, saying that the second son of the defendant, Emeka, visited his (Sule) office at Asokoro to inquire about his home address from some individuals.
According to Mr. Keyamo, the younger Ohakim allegedly approached three people, whose names he gave simply as Okon (a driver), Akpabor (a driver) and Shola (an architect), for information on Mr. Sule’s home address.
He said, ‘‘We don’t want to distract the court from this trial. But I thought it goes beyond the issue of counsel to counsel because it touches on the administration of justice and protection of the witness