The imbroglio between former Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim and his estranged mistress, Ms Chinyere Amuchinwa is getting messier.
Ohakim and Amuchinwa, his mistress of many years are locked in public spat with the 56-year-old lady accusing the ex-governor of defrauding her N500m and indebted to her to the tune of N110m.
The divorcee said Ohakim who is married with kids incurred the N110m debt by buying designer’s suitcase, bags, shoes and other luxury goods from her shop in Lagos on credit.
The ex-governor denied Amuchinwa’s claims explaining she benefitted a lot from their relationship to the point that he gave her N100m to help mobilize supports for his failed reelection bid in 2011 and she is yet to give stewardship of how she spent the sum.
The estranged lovers have dragged themselves to the police with Ohakim denying claim that he was arrested due to her petition via a statement his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, released.
It reads in part: “It was Ms Amuchinwa that was arrested, detained and then granted administrative bail. The matter over which she was arrested (assault of Dr Ohakim) is pending commencement of court arraignment.
“What is true is that Ms Amuchinwa capitalised on a close and trusting relationship with Dr Ohakim and resorted to blackmailing, extorting, seducing and threatening Dr Ohakim since last year (2019).
“Dr Ohakim has done his best within the constraints of being a Politically Exposed Person (PEP) to resist and contain Ms Anuchinwa’s myriad misconduct towards his person.
“It came to a point where Ms Amuchinwa assaulted Dr. Ohakim in Abuja, for which she was arrested, detained and later granted bail. This is a matter of verifiable public record.”
Continued: “So, it is easy to understand the motive behind the false allegations she made in her petition. Thus, her overall credibility should, therefore, be judged on this score.
“Perhaps the most striking truth is that the said Amuchinwa had from 2019 (when she started this whole saga) to as recently as 21st January through 27th March 2020 intermittently demonstrated contrition and proffered apologies to our client, both verbally and in writing.
“Proofs of the many instances of those apologies and contrition have been well-preserved. Dr. Ohakim is a Politically Exposed Person and thus seen (by some unsavoury characters) as a soft target for clumsy schemes of the nature falsely stated in Amichinwa’s petition.”