File photograph of Professor Ignatius Uduk
A professor who’s standing trial for alleged electoral offences throughout the 2019 common elections in Akwa Ibom State has been granted bail by the State High Court sitting in Uyo.
The presiding choose, Archibong Archibong granted the accused bail within the sum of N500,000, one surety with landed property in Uyo with a certificates of possession, and a letter of recognition from a distinguished indigene of the state.
Professor Ignatius Uduk was a collation/Returning Officer answerable for Essien Udim constituency within the State Constituency election of March 21, 2019.
The case has been adjourned to January 11 to 14, 2021 for an accelerated listening to.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on December 9 arraigned Professor Uduk on a three-count cost bordering on electoral fraud and perjury.
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Professor Uduk was accused of attempting to rig the 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District election. Several makes an attempt by INEC to arraign him weren’t profitable as he went into hiding.
A High Court sitting in Akwa Ibom State in November issued a Bench Warrant for his arrest.
Uduk was charged with three counts of abandoning his assigned duties because the collation and returning officer within the State House of Assembly Election and unlawfully producing scores and getting into identical in kind EC 8e (ii).
He was additionally accused of asserting and circulating false and pretend election outcomes and mendacity on oath.