A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has convicted the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Umo Bassey Eno.
It was gathered that a warrant of arrest for Eno was issued to the Nigeria Police Force by Chief magistrate Emmanuel Iyanna on December 23, 2022.
The PDP governorship candidate is said to be facing charges of “cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property” filed by one Edet Godwin Etim in the suit marked CR/94/2022.
The criminal proceedings have been concluded and Eno was convicted by the magistrate court.
“The warrant of arrest is based on criminal proceedings conviction conducted by the chief magistrate court, Wuse, Abuja, and directed that the defendant be arrested and brought to court for sentencing having continuously refused to surrender himself to court,” the source said.
Eno, who is the preferred candidate of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State won the party’s governorship primary held in May 2022.