I maintain my claims, Ichita Tells Court♥
Hon. Obinna Ichita, Member representing Aba South State Constituency, Friday said he maintains his claims earlier stated in the court before the High Court judge which was Presided over by Justice Benson Anya.
Hon. Obinna Ichite owned up to his claims against the State government, saying he has evidence to prove his claims.
Recall that Abia State High Court sitting in Umunneochi which was presided over by Justice Benson Anya, had restrained Hon Ichita from further publishing defamatory statements against Izuchukwu Onwughara of the NEWMAP and the state government.
When the suit came up for hearing, the defendant’s Counsel the Court that a Statement of Defence has been filed while reminded Justice Anya of an existing interlocutory Injuction order before his Court which restrained his client from expressing his views and opinion.
According to the defence Counsel, the Claimants had as at Friday Morning filed another motion before the Court to further extend the interlocutory Injuction order on the defendant
It was at that point that Justice Anya had to ask Ichite who was physically present at the Court room to appear before him for cross examination.
Justice Anya who noted that it is the right of every citizen to freely make use of the mouth to express the State of His Community.
When asked by Justice Anya if he knows the implications associated with falsehood claims, Hon. Ichite said he has proof to his claims.
Hon. Ichite told the Court that as a member who represents Aba South State Constituency, he has the mandate of his constituents to speak against any form of denial of government presence within his Constituency.
Justice Anya then adjouned the matter to 11th March, 2022 for further hearing.
On his part, secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA Hon Sunday Onukwubiri, while reacting to the matter, decried the lawmakers at the Abia State House of Assembly for not taking a position and condemned the harrassment of one of their members by the state government.
He however reaffirmed the position of the party adding that they are strongly behind Hon. Obinna Ichita.