By Our Reporter
Contrary to a denial by billionaire owner of Rainoil, Dr Gabriel Ogbechie that he was not arrested and detained by the FCT Police Command over assassination plot against billionaire International Lawyer and politician, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko, reports indicated that Ogbechie was actually arrested and detained by the police.
A police source revealed that Ogbechie was arrested and detained by the police on Friday December 4, but that he was later released on bail to his lawyer, Barrister Ademola since it was a bailable offence.
“Why did his lawyer stand as surety for him if he wasn’t bailed.
“Anyway he was arrested and he was bailed and I have seen both the arrest warrant issued by a court and the bail forms signed by his lawyer, Barrister Ademola,” said a police source.
In an open letter to the Inspector General of Police last week, Prince Nwoko had alerted the IGP about a hatched plot to assassinate him over the Idumuje-Ugboko murder and terrorism trial.
Nwoko had in the open open letter urged the police to unearth the sponsors of those allegedly plotting to harm him.
Dr Ogbechie hails from Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State and was said to be an estranged friend of Prince Ned, who is from the same town.
Dr Ogbechie and Prince Ned Nwoko reportedly parted ways over the kingship tussle in the Nwoko Royal Family, a dispute that led to mayhem in Idumuje-Ugboko between May 18 and 25, 2017, where many supporters of Prince Ned were attacked with two people, Cyprian Kumiolun and Kennedy Iloh murdered.
Some of the alleged hoodlums involved in the Idumuje-Ugboko attacks are now facing trial for terrorism and murder at the Federal High Court Abuja under Justice Okon Abang.
Dr Ogbechie is a supporter of Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko, one of the claimants to the disputed Idumuje ugboko stool and also among the accused persons in the terrorism trial, implicated to have imported the hoodlums that wrecked havoc on the village in 2017.
Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, had said that his arrest tale on the social media was fabricated and sponsored ‘to embarrass and tarnish his reputation’.
But this was disputed by a source, who said that he was arrested and detained by the police before he was later released on bail based on a court order.