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Court re-arraigns Action Alliance national chairman, Kenneth Udeze over electoral fraud

The previous Nationwide Chairman of the Motion Alliance (AA), Mr Kenneth Udez, was on Tuesday, re-arraigned earlier than an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court docket over alleged electoral fraud, forgery.

Additionally arraigned alongside Udeze have been former Nationwide Secretary of the get together, Mr James Vernibe and one Ogunmodede Oluwagbemi.

Recall that Udeze was arraigned over an alleged to have changed the title of the duly elected governorship candidate of the get together in Osun State with one other particular person in the course of the 2018 governorship election held within the state.

Additionally, Udeze was alleged to have fraudulently altered the paperwork of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) and introduced the identical as the unique.

The embattled former Nationwide Chairman of AA had earlier been remanded at Ilesa jail custody after he was arraigned earlier than the courtroom.

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The trio was re-arraigned on the identical three-count cost on conspiracy, fraud and forgery.

The accused individuals, nonetheless, on Tuesday pleaded not responsible to the fees most popular towards them.

Udeze, who was just lately expelled by the management of the get together, was arrested by operatives of Zone 11 of the Nigeria Police Drive headquarters in Osogbo.

Showing earlier than the courtroom on Tuesday, Udeze and different accused individuals have been granted provisional bail by Justice of the Peace Adebola Ajanaku who presided over the case.

Justice of the Peace Ajanaku additionally dominated that every one the sureties standing in for the accused individuals ought to seem in courtroom on Might 25, 2021 being the subsequent adjourning date.

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In accordance with the cost sheet learn in courtroom, Udeze and different accused individuals had in July 2018 conspired to commit felony and fraud, thereby committing an offence opposite to and punishable underneath part 516 of the prison code, Legal guidelines of Osun State.

The offence was mentioned to be opposite to the provisions of part 468 and punishable underneath part 469 of the prison code, Legal guidelines of Osun State.

Nonetheless, counsel to the accused individuals, Mr M O Olaniyan prayed the courtroom to permit his shoppers benefit from the bail already granted them by the courtroom.

Though, the Police Prosecutor, Mr Olufemi Olanipekun opposed the bail software, the courtroom held that the accused individuals be allowed to benefit from the bail already granted them.

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