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Akpabio, who was in court during the session, was earlier briefed through the pre-hearing report of the Akwa Ibom state petition tribunal, which marked the end of the pre-hearing session and commencement of trial.
About 12 suspects were on Wednesday, March 20, arrested by the Nigerian Navy for alleged illegal oil bunkering. The Navy said that the suspects were along Mbo River, coming from Cameroon at 8.40 pm based on intelligence report.
The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has called on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to redeploy its commissioner in the state, Kaoje Ibrahim, and investigate the conduct of officers during the general elections.
Senator Godswill Akpabio has acquired a court injunction which stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from issuing return certificate to winner of the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial election.
Mike Igini, the Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), has denied manipulating the Presidential and National Assembly election results in the state.
Senator Godswill Akpabio has been defeated in the race for Akwa Ibom north senatorial district. The returning officer, Professor Peter Ogban noted in his declaration that PDP’s Christopher Stephen Ekpenyong is the winner.