The Rivers State Government has dropped the murder charges against the removed Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree.
The trial Judge, Justice Joy Akpughunum struck out the charges following a nolle prosequi entered by the Prosecution on behalf of the Attorney-General of Rivers state.
The prosecution counsel, Godwin Obla, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, applied to discontinue the matter which the court granted.
Speaking in an interview, the senior advocate said the state government have forgiven the former Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government area, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree.
“We drew the Court’s attention to the fact the Honourable Attorney-General of Rivers state pursuant to the powers conferred on him in Section 211 (1) C of the 1999 Constitution as Amended has filed a nolle prosequi in respect of this matter. The Attorney-General of the State decided that he wants to discontinue the matter
“And we have at the consequence of that nolle prosequi moved the court to strike-out the charges against the defendant,” Obla said.
On his part, counsel to Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, Emenike Ebete declared that with the latest development, his client has no case to answer.
Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, who is a chieftain of the APC and an ally of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was facing murder charges before Justice Joy Akpughunum over incidents that happened in the 2015 general elections in Buguma.
Flag-Amachree is also facing similar charges before Justice Chiwendu Nworgu of the State High Court, Wednesday, May 8.