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Alleged Electoral Fraud: Court grants Nigerian professor bail

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Akwa Ibom State High Court, Uyo, has granted bail to Professor Ignatius Uduk who is standing trial for alleged involvement in electoral fraud during the 2019 general polls.

The presiding Judge, Justice Archibong Archibong admitted the accused/applicant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with a surety in the like sum.

Archibong, added that the surety must present evidence of ownership of landed property, and a letter of identification from a prominent citizen of Akwa Ibom State who is working or doing business within the state.

He also noted that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and must present two recent passport photographs dully certified to be his true photograph.

He submitted that whereas the accused/applicant presented cogent and sufficient materials to convince the court to grant him bail, the respondent, the Independent National Electoral Commission, who opposed his bail failed to present facts sufficient or any superior argument to convince the court on why the applicant should be denied bail.

Newsmen had earlier reported that Professor Uduk of the University of Uyo, who was a Collation and Returning Officer for the State House of Assembly election in Essien Udim state constituency was arraigned by INEC, December, 9, 2020 for alleged involvement in electoral fraud during the 2019 polls.

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