Former Imo State governor Ikedi Ohakim has written the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu, urging him to withdraw the multiple criminal charges filed against him by the police.
In the petition to the IGP filed by his lawyer Aloy Ejimakor, Mr Ohakim said he did not circulate a nude video of a woman named Chinyere Amuchienwa -Igwegbe.
He called for “forensic investigation” to determine, between him and his accuser, who made the video.
In his letter obatined by journalists on Friday, the former governor referred the IGP to his petition of January 20, 2020, wherein, he complained about assault on his person by Ms. Amuchienwa-Igwegbe at a hotel in Abuja.
Part of the letter reads: “The second set of Charges relates to Ms Igwegbe’s claims that our client made (photoshopped or filmed – according to her, she was not sure) and published her nude video in viral social media. Ms Igwegbe, either by herself or through Counsel, has variously made said video available to the police and other agencies she petitioned on the same allegations (particularly NAPTIP), all in a desperate attempt to frame our client. At the same time, she proceeded to make an audio recording of her voice, accusing our client of having made the nude video at issue.
“Sir, we make bold to say that it does not comport with prosecutorial best practices for our client to be charged for either making, photoshopping, or publishing such nude video without forensic evidence directly implicating our client.
“For this reason, we hereby call for forensic investigation of who actually made the video, whether it is real or photoshopped and from whose phone or other devices it was first published or sent out. Attached is a DVD copy of the said video (even though the police had previously seen it from other sources) for ease of your investigation.”
Ohakim said he has retained the services of a certified expert Rowland Azuike to transcribe the contents of said audio and video.