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Enugu APC Chieftain Arraigned For Perjuring Own Party

Posted: Feb 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Emmanuel Nzomiwu, Enugu
Hon. Hyacinth Nsude, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has been arraigned before an Enugu Chief Magistrate’s Court by the police for committing perjury against his party.
Nsude was arrested by the police on Wednesday night following a petition by two persons who claimed to be acting on behalf of the APC, alleging that Nsude committed perjury against the party.
After investigation, the police arraigned him in court on a one-count charge of perjury.
Nsude pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him before the presiding Nnena Madu, Chief Magistrate.
Mr. I.K. Ozor, counsel to the defendant, argued that the charge should be dismissed as the supposed complainant was not in court and was not represented by anybody. Ozor equally asked the Court to grant the defendant bail and the Court obliged.
The magistrate ordered that the APC should appear in court on the next adjourned date to indicate whether it was aware of the complaint for which Nsude was being prosecuted.
The matter was however adjourned to March 11 for further hearing.
Nsude recently led a group of APC members to the Enugu State High Court to challenge the decision of the Enugu State government to constitute caretaker committees for the 17 local government areas in the state, instead of conducting local government elections to elect chairmen and councilors for the councils, following the expiration of tenure of the last council administration on January 5 this year.