PDP chieftain healthy in detention, slumps while in court for disseminating fake news—Police

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The Ebonyi PDP Publicity Secretary Chika Nwoba slumped in court on Wednesday while police arraigned him for disseminating fake news.

Nwoba, earlier arrested by Ebubeagu Security Network, was brought to the Magistrate Court two sitting in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State, where he was charged with 12 counts of offences relating to false news.

The police prosecutor, Mathas Eze, said Nwoba was healthy while in custody four days, and he officer expressed shock that the suspect could collapse immediately he was brought to the court for arraignment.

The counsel to the victim, Barr. Luke Nkwoagu, worried that the police insisted on arranging his client either dead or alive.

However, Magistrate Blessing Chukwu, upon hearing the matter, ordered that the victim, Nwoba be taken to the hospital for medical treatment..

The case was adjourned to January 14, 2022 for further hearing.