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An Abuja magistrate court in Wuse zone 6 has ordered the arrest of the Akwa Ibon State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Umo Eno.
Eno won the PDP’s governorship ticket in May 2022 after he polled 993 votes out of 1,018 votes cast in the primary election.
He clinched the ticket ahead of his closest opponent, Onofiok Luke, a member of the house of representatives, who polled two votes while Bassey Albert, a senator got one vote.
The warrant of arrest sighted by TheCable was issued by Emmanuel Iyanna, chief magistrate, on December 23, 2022.
The document stated that Eno is charged of “cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property”.
The complainant in the suit marked CR/94/2022 is one Edet Godwin Etim.
The chief magistrate said, “You are hereby directed to arrest the said pastor Umo Bassey Eno and produce him before me.”
According to a source, the criminal proceedings have been concluded and Eno was convicted.
“The warrant of arrest is based on criminal proceedings conviction conducted by the chief magistrate court, Wuse, Abuja, and directed that the defendant be arrested and brought to court for sentencing having continuously refused to surrender himself to court,” the source said.