The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has been issued with a warrant of arrest issued against the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, Umo Eno.
By way of the warrant, the IGP is now expected to effect the arrest of the embattled politician.
Daily Report Nigeria recalls that a chief magistrate court in Wuse zone 6, federal capital territory (FCT), had ordered the arrest of Eno on December 23.
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Senior Magistrate Emmanuel Iyanna, had issued the warrant after convicting Umo Eno on charges bordering on “cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property”.
Eno was reported to have failed to attend court proceedings hence the trial was conducted in his absence, leading to his conviction.
The complainant in the suit marked CR/94/2022 is one Edet Godwin Etim.
Eno’s campaign organisation has denied knowledge of the suit.
In the warrant of arrest served to the IGP, the senior magistrate said: “You are hereby directed to arrest the said pastor Umo Bassey Eno and produce him before me.”
An acknowledgement copy seen by TheCable shows that the warrant was stamped “received” on Monday, January 9.
Eno, who is the preferred candidate of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, won the party’s primary held in May 2022.
He secured 993 votes, while a total of 1,018 delegates participated in the election.
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