Once more, Umo Eno dangers jail as group appeals case

Once more, Umo Eno dangers jail as group appeals case

By Dennis Udo-Udoma, Uyo

Barely few days to the gubernatorial election, the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering’s governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno continues to be having some backages to clear, as a gaggle drags him to the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja.

The enchantment, CR/02/2023 dated January 23, 2023 seeks to reverse an order that fraudulently put aside Umo Eno’s felony conviction by the Justice of the Peace Court docket in Abuja on December 20, 2022.

The group mentioned, the discovered Chief Justice of the Peace, Wuse 6 in Abuja erred in regulation by assuming jurisdiction and granted ex-parte the movement on discover filed on January 9, 2023 by the respondent on January 11, 2023 with out speaking the listening to to the appeallant, who was a respondent and served with the mentioned movement on January 10, 2023 by substituted means to seem for listening to on January 13, 2023 pursuant to the order court docket and thereby occasioned a miscarriage of justice and breach his proper to honest listening to amongst others.

The appeallant (names withheld) is subsequently, praying the court docket amongst different issues; to permit his earlier judgement to face, by restoring the Bench Warrant of arrest issued towards the governorship candidate, Pst. Umo Basset Eno.

Different reliefs sought are that, the court docket ought to quash the fraudulent order and pronounce sentence towards Pst. Eno.

He mentioned, what was remaining after conviction was the sentencing which the arrest warrant was issued, mentioning that, the court docket order of January 11, 2023 was printed beneath fraud with out trial as proof confirmed court docket didn’t sit that day.

In keeping with him, “an order of court docket directing the bench warrant issued on December 20, 2022 in judgement of the trial by Chief Justice of the Peace to be complied with.

“That an order of court docket sentencing the respondent – Pastor Umo Basset Eno to 7 years imprisonment and to impose a nice in accordance to the provisions of regulation which he was charged and convicted.

“That an order of court docket prohibiting Umo Eno from holding any public workplace within the Federal Republic of Nigeria for dishonest the judicial course of with disrespect, public ridicule and odium”.

The appeallant additionally said that, his attorneys have been served to seem in court docket on January 1, 2023 for listening to of Umo Eno’s movement to put aside solely issuance of arrest warrant and never a movement to put aside conviction.

He additional maintained that, on January 11, 2023 a day after the order of substituted service was issued for listening to slated for listening to on January 13, 2023 Umo Eno and his attorneys flanked an order that purportedly put aside the conviction, indicating that, the purported order of January 11, 2023 was a fraud perfected with out listening to from respondent attorneys, whereas Umo Eno was mounted for listening to on January 13, 2023.

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