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#RiversRerun: DSS arraigns SSG, APC chieftain

20 April 2016, 12:17

Port Harcourt -The Department of State Security (DSS) on Tuesday arraigned the Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), Kenneth Kobani and a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Azubuike Wanjoku at the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

Both men were arraigned over alleged conducts that constituted threat to public peace during the March 19 legislative rerun elections in the state.

Kobani and others at large, were charged for allegedly committing offence punishable by the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Also read: #RiversRerun: Army arrests Rivers SSG

The trial judge, Justice Liman Mohammed, granted him bail on self-recognition and adjourned the matter till June 15, for hearing.

Similarly, Wanjoku who contested for Ikwerre Constituency seat for state House of Assembly in the rerun election was charged for allegedly falsely accusing the Ikwerre INEC Electoral Officer, Kingsley Osifu of collecting some amount of money from him to disrupt public order and security, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act.

He also pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N500 000.

Part of the bail conditions is that he should get a senior civil servant to sign surety for him.

- News 24


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