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 celebration, Mr James Vernibe and one Ogunmodede Oluwagbemi.
Recall that Udeze was arraigned over an alleged to have changed the identify of the duly elected governorship candidate of the celebration in Osun State with one other individual throughout the 2018 governorship election held within the state.
Additionally, Udeze was alleged to have fraudulently altered the paperwork of the Impartial 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.
The trio was re-arraigned on the identical three-count cost on conspiracy, fraud and forgery.
The accused individuals, nevertheless, on Tuesday pleaded not responsible to the costs most well-liked in opposition to them.
Udeze, who was lately expelled by the management of the celebration, was arrested by operatives of Zone 11 of the Nigeria Police Power 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 following adjourning date.
Based on 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 below part 516 of the legal code, Legal guidelines of Osun State.
The offence was stated to be opposite to the provisions of part 468 and punishable below part 469 of the legal code, Legal guidelines of Osun State.
Nevertheless, 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.