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Court moves Kogi Election Tribunal to Abuja following alleged attack on secretary

Earlier, Mr Umar Mike claimed that unknown assailants attacked him in Lokoja and made away with sensitive petition documents on the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.

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Court moves Kogi Election Tribunal to Abuja following alleged attack on secretary

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has relocated the Kogi Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal from Lokoja to Abuja due to an alleged attack on the Secretary of the Tribunal, David Umar Mike.

The Tribunal’s sittings will now take place at the National Judicial Institute on Umar Yar’Adua Way.

The statement by David Umar Mike, the Secretary of the Tribunal, urged litigants to take note of the move.

Earlier, Mr Umar Mike claimed that unknown assailants attacked him in Lokoja and made away with sensitive petition documents on the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.

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The state police command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Aya, disclosed the probe in Lokoja on Wednesday.

According to the claim submitted by Mr Umar to the police, the documents carted away include, petitions filed by four (4) Parties: Action Alliance (AA), Action People’s Party (APP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) as well as two (2) Record Books/a Bag containing his personal item.

He added that the incident happened just before the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office at about 1320hrs on Monday, while he was on his way to the tribunal venue at the state High Court complex, Lokoja.

The Kogi State Police Command is currently investigating the incident.

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