Court Rules Monday On Umana, Udoedehe Case
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will begin preliminary hearing on the case involving Mr John Akpan Udoedehe and Mr Umana Okon Umana, both of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The case is for accelerated hearing, and will be decided within days. Both Lawyers were served with some documents as they pleaded that they needed time to study the documents they were served.
It would be recalled that on the 8th of November 2015 in a radio interview, Udoedehe accused Umana Umana of being the mastermind of kidnappings and high profile murders during the administration of former governor Godswill Akpabio.
He accused Umana of complicity in the attempted kidnap of his mother and also blamed him for his premature exit from the PDP in 2009, maintaining that if Governor Akpabio had not appointed people like Umana into his government, he wouldn’t have had cause to oppose the former governor who he admitted did well in the areas of infrastructural development. He justified his claim by asserting that as soon as Umana left the government of Chief Akpabio in 2013, kidnappings and political assassinations ended in the state.
Udoedehe had also claimed to have much details on the shady deals on which Umana may have rode on to clinch standard bearer ticket in a party when he was barely 11 days old as member of the party.
Both parties have been given until Monday by the court for the preliminary hearing of their case by The Federal high court sitting at Maitama, Abuja.