Confusion as Man Who Criticised Akwa Ibom Governor Remanded in Prison

Confusion as Man Who Criticised Akwa Ibom Governor Remanded in Prison

  • The department of public prosecution (DPP) is yet to transfer the case of the accused to the state high court for trial
  • It was gathered that Akwa Ibom police command has been the reason for the delay in the transference of the case to the appropriate court
  • Police counsel, Barrister John Okon however stated that the police have complied with all the necessary arrangements to transfer the case.

Magistrate Ini-Ifiok Isong has issued an order to remand Idongesit Idiok in prison for two weeks over posting defamatory comments on social media against Governor Udom Emmanuel, Punch reports.

Idiok whose post on Facebook has been alleged as defaming was remanded in the Ikot Ekpene Correctional Centre by the Magistrate court.

Magistrate Court, Governor Emmanuel Udom, Police, Defamation
Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel. Photo Credit: (Udom Emmanuel)
Source: Facebook

Prior to the latest order, Idiok was said to have been remanded in the same correctional centre when he was first arraigned for prosecution.

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Defamation: Magistrate to transfer case of governor Udom's critic to high court

However, the new order was said to have been forced due to the failure of the department of public prosecution (DPP) to file the case to the high court.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app however gathered that the DPP was stalling on filing the case due to some unforeseen flaws on the part of the police.

In defense of the police, Barrister John Okon who is the counsel to the commissioner of police argued that there was full compliance in accordance with the court order to transfer the case to the high court.

Okon however stated the delay in transferring the case to the high court was due to technical issues (computer breakdown).

He, however, assured the court that the report would be sent within the week.

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Meanwhile, the alleged, Idongesit Idiok has admitted authorship to the Facebook post describing the governor as a maniac.

It was gathered that Idiok and his counsel, Uwem Umoh were absent during the court proceedings.

Reactions as Uyo landlord arrests tenants over missing plantain

In another news, a landlord in Uyo whose plantain was missing in his compound took matters seriously as he ordered the arrest of all his tenants.

This incident was revealed by one Oga Yenne on Facebook stating that the landlord in Uyo arrested all his tenants who were all students.

While calling out for help on how they can get the bail of the student, Oga Yenne said that they were detained at Barracks Road in the state.

Man who steals plantains to satisfy his girlfriend

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young man in Bayelsa state stole some bunches of plantain and was caught after he perpetrated the act in Ebedebiri, Sagbama local government area.

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According to local media reports, the young man confessed to doing it because he wanted to give his girlfriend the sum of N10k and satisfy her needs.

One of the photos posted on social media has him sitting down beside the things he stole as he wore a look of dejection.


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