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Police arrest Onoh’s son for alleged sedition

By  Tony Edike

ENUGU – FORMER member of Enugu State House of Assembly and son of Chief Christian Onoh, late civilian Governor of old Anambra state, Mr. Josef Onoh, was yesterday arrested by policemen from the CID, Enugu State Police Command for alleged sedition and fraud.

He was arrested at his father’s compound in Ngwo in the early hours of yesterday, following a bench warrant issued by an Enugu High Court, for his arrest over the case of alleged sedition brought against him by a top official of Enugu state government.

Onoh had during the burial of his late father granted a press interview accusing Governor Sullivan Chime of playing politics with the death of his father and accused the state government of enormous corruption.  He had also threatened to drag Governor Chime before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corrupt practices.

An aide to Governor Chime, who felt injured by the said comments, had given him one week ultimatum to retract the allegations,  failing which she would sue him for N1 billion and the ultimatum had since expired.

Onoh, who is currently being detained at the CID, Police Headquarters, Enugu, had before he was taken away from their Ngwo home yesterday, sent out text messages to some of his friends and media organisations alerting them of his arrest, which he said was in connection with the recent interview he granted a national daily.


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