Court declares Anambra house member-elect, Augustine Ikedoji, acoubarry wanted
A Federal High Court, sitting in Awka has issued a bench warrant directed to the Nigeria Police, particularly to the Inspector General of Police Force, to effect the arrest of Hon Augustine Onyedikachukwu Ike popularly known as Ikedoji, a House of Assembly Member Elect representing Nnewi North Constituency and Onyedika Chukwuma and brought before the court for arraignment.
Justice F.O Riman gave the order following what the court described as their refusal to be served with the Charge against them by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The Court noted that since the 29th day of March 2023 that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) completed their investigation on Hon Augustine Onyedikachukwu Ike and Onyedika Chukwuma and was indicted, that the duo has refused to show up and they have been on the run and made it difficult for the Court to serve them with the Charge against them.
The Court further stated that it will not assume jurisdiction to start hearing the Charge unless they are served and that the only option left is for the Court to issue a bench warrant to the (IGP) to effect their arrest.
Hon Augustine Ike is the Hosue of Assembly Member Elect representing Nnewi North at the Anambra State House of Assembly. His arraignment in Court together with Onyedika Chukwuma may not be unconnected with a petition filed to the Inspector of the Police by Billionaire Businessman, Chief Dr Cletus Ibeto CON.