“There is a judgement of a Federal High Court by Justice Ekwo that restrained the police and the Ebonyi State Government from arresting Okorie, and that judgement is still subsisting on the same subject matter.

“We raised an objection, which was overruled. But we will test it, we have seen it all and, by the grace of God, the intendment of the charges is to keep him behind bars. Our client is a leading senatorial candidate in Ebonyi South and the essence of all this is to weaken him and his supporters.

“We will either approach the Court of Appeal, which earlier delivered judgement on the matter, or think of other options. This is because what happened today is an abuse and an affront to judicial proceedings.”