The Anambra State Police Command yesterday ar­raigned a 44-year-old man, Mr Emeka Nzekwe at the Awka Chief Magis­trates’ Court over alleged defamation of the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Kenneth Emeak­ayi.
The Police also accused Nzekwe of conducting himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace, an offence punish­able under Section 496(a) of the Criminal Code 36 Vol. II Revised Laws of Anambra State of Nigeria, 1991.
When the three-count-charge was read to Nze­kwe before the presiding Magistrate O. Maduka, he pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Mr. C. Onyinye Iheazor made an oral ap­plication for his bail, as­suring to bring him to court to defend himself.
The prosecuting coun­sel, Mr. A. N. Obo who did not object the applica­tion however, urged the court to ask the accused to be of good behaviour.-The Authority