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JUST IN: Court Remands Former Imo Deputy Gov, Gerald Irona In Prison Custody



A Magistrates’ court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has remanded the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Gerald Irona, in prison custody.

Gerald Irona

The court gave the order for Gerald Irona’s remand on Thursday.

The presiding magistrate, C. N Ezerioha, after hearing the prosecution counsel and defence counsel, ordered that Irona be remanded in Owerri correctional centre.

She further said that the court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Reports say Gerald Irona was arrested from his Owerri residence on Wednesday by men of the Imo state police command before he was arraigned in court.

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According to police, his arrest was due to a statement he made during the Supreme Court battle between governor Hope Uzodimma and former governor Emeka Ihedioha if the latter was removed from office.

This is a developing story. More details will be added shortly.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Justice E. Okpe of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Nyanya, Abuja on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, convicted and sentenced a female property owner, Mercy Yusuf, and her company, T.M Properties Limited to 24 years in prison.

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