Why son of PDP chieftain accused of murder, walked free

An Akwa Ibom state High Court, on Thursday, acquitted the son of Albert Ukpanah, a dead Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Odudu Ukpanah, of murder.

The charges against the accused, according to the presiding judge, Justice Ezekiel Enang, could not be proven, hence, why the court discharged and acquitted him.

The thirty-three year of Odudu was accused of killing his father by the government of Senator Godswill Akpabio. The late Ukanah was assassinated in his residence on March 12, 2014.

Speaking on Odudu’s release, the Convener, Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, Inibehe Effiong, told Punch that the Odudu was arrested on trumped up charges.

He said, “Today, we have been vindicated and the devil has been put to shame. The malicious trial has finally ended on a victorious note as the court has affirmed our position that Odudu did not kill his father.”

“I commend the judge for standing on the side of the truth and not submitting to the machinations of the evil ones. Justice has been served and the truth has been upheld.”

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