Alleged Electoral fraud: Court commences trial of UNIUYO lecturer
January 22, 2022
cuments marked by the court as exhibits when he announced and published false results.
The Witness during cross examination by the defence Lawyer, Abasiodiong Ekpenyong, told the court that he monitored the elections from the Office and only visited some polling units in Ukana at about 11am when INEC received reports of violence in the area.
Oghene also told the court that when he arrived the scene, he saw the polling units scattered, while the electoral officers were not insight.
The defence Counsel who later sought for the adjournment of the case, also prayed for bail extension to be granted his client on the grounds that he (Prof Uduk) has been consistent in court and in time too.
The trial Judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang approved the bail extension of the accused the existing terms as the Prosecution did not object to it.
Nkanang adjourned the case till Tuesday January 25, 2022 for continuation of hearing.
Meanwhile, speaking after the proceedings, the defence Counsel Abasiodiong Ekpenyong, explained, “Today the prosecution opened their case. PW1 has been taken, he has tendered some documents, now exhibits before the courts and cross examination has begun. We have not concluded”.
Also, speaking, the prosecution Clement Onwuenwunor said “We have called our first Witness in this matter and he has testified. All our documents have been tendered.
“The defence counsel has opened cross examination, but at a point he had to discuss with us to seek an adjournment for further examination, and the matter has been adjourned for next week”.
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