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Court frees Obe of conspiracy charges

By FESTUS AHON

UGHELLI — A Delta State High Court sitting in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area, has discharged and acquitted former Special Assistant to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on Security Matters, Chief Fred Obe, of charges of conspiracy to commit felony and wounding with intent.

Trial judge, Justice Onojovwo, in his judgment, acquitted Obe of the charge instituted against him by Delta State Government.

It was gathered that Obe was charged to court in 2011 after he decamped from Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, to Democratic People’s Party, DPP, shortly before the general elections.

Reacting to the judgment, Obe thanked God for the verdict, saying the ruling was a landmark judgment in the Delta judiciary system.

He described the legal battle as politically-motivated and one which would have seen him spend the rest of his life in jail.

Obe said: “The judgment shows that there are still men and women of integrity in the judiciary.”


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