Court dismisses charges against Madonna students arraigned by the University over Facebook post

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Charges brought against six students and a lecturer of Madonna University, Okija, in Anambra State who were arrested over a Facebook post has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Awka.

The defendants identified as Opara Harmelson, Owhonda Badaziri, Abuno Jonathan, Chijioke Nnamani, Amaechi Benedict, Blackson Nwokeoma, and Tony Ezeimo had spent five months in prison custody over Facebook posts which the management of the school said portrayed the school ”in a bad light”.

On Friday July 24, the lawyer representing the defendants, Chinedu Igwe told Premium Times that the prosecutor presented some documents from the office of the AGF on the grounds of a peaceful settlement.