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Court orders arrest of PDP governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom



Mr. Emmanuel Inyama of the Wuse Chief Magistrate Court, Abuja, has ordered the arrest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, for alleged cheating.

The Cable reports that the warrant of arrest is based on Inyama’s conviction by the court, and that he is to be arrested and brought to court for sentencing having continuously refused to surrender himself to court.

Eno secured the PDP governorship ticket in Akwa Ibom after defeating a member of the House of Representatives for Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency, Onofiok Luke and the Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East District, Bassey Albert, in the primary election held in May last year.

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The PDP candidate, according to a document seen by the newspaper, is facing charges of cheating and dishonest delivery of property in the case filed by one Edet Godwin Etim.

The magistrate issued the order to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on December 23 last year.

“You are hereby directed to arrest the said pastor Umo Bassey Eno and produce him before me,” he said.

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