The police prosecute the president of the local government for alleged falsification of age

On Thursday, police prosecuted the president of a local government in Akwa Ibom State for misrepresentation of age and perjury. Isreal Idiasin, Chairman of the Ini Local Government Area of ​​Akwa Ibom State, pleaded not guilty to the two charges read to him in the Abuja Federal High Court. The police alleged in the charges seen by PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Idiasin falsified his date of birth through an affidavit, contrary to the one sworn by his late father, which he used to contest and win the position of president of the local government. The police also accused him of presenting false evidence through affidavits in which he stated that he had never worked in any public office, while previously employed by the Nigerian Postal Service. defendant’s bail Following Mr. Idiasin’s not guilty plea, his legal team, led by former Akwa Ibom State Attorney General Uwemedimo Nwoko, Senior Advocate for Nigeria (SAN), urged the court to release him on bail. The prosecuting attorney, BN Ezeala, did not oppose the bail request, but urged the court to exercise its discretion over it. The trial judge, Emeka Nwite, suspended the case for about an hour to prepare his ruling. After ruling after continuing with the procedure again, the judge granted the accused a bail in the amount of N10 million with two guarantees for the same amount. The court held that the guarantees must be reasonable citizens residing in Abuja. It ordered that the bondsmen must swear to a means affidavit and deposit their two recent passport photographs in the court registry. In addition, Mr. Idiasin was ordered to deposit his travel documents with the chief clerk of the court. The judge adjourned the lawsuit until April 4 for trial. The court ordered that the defendant be confined in a correctional facility, pending completion of all bail conditions. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; The police prosecute the president of the local government for alleged falsification of age