• May 16, 2021

UNICAL Professor Jailed For Electoral Malpractice

By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Professor Peter Ogban of the University of Uyo was on Thursday sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene on a two-count charge of manipulation and falsification of election results.

The professor was the returning officer in the Senatorial Election held in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019. The case was instituted against him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom state.

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Ogbanhas been standing trial before a State High Court in Ikot Ekpene division since November 2020 on the allegation that he manipulated scores of two political parties, falsified and announced fake results in two local government areas of Etim Ekpo and Oruk Anam.

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