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Sen.Udohehe Charged with Treason…… May face Death Penalty

Source: huhuonline.com
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Huhuonline.com can disclose that Senator JJ Akpan Udohehe, ACN gubernatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom state, who was detained, Thursday, by the Nigerian police, over his role in the mayhem that occurred in the state, has been arraigned before a federal high court in Abuja.

Senator Udohehe, a former minister of state for FCT, was arraigned for treason and may be sentenced to death if found guilty.

As huhuonline.com previously reported, Senator Udohehe on Tuesday sent a text message from his mobile phone, calling for a reprisal attack.

The text message obtained exclusively by huhuonline.com reads:

'IBIBIO supporters of Sen. Udoedehe were SLAUGHTERED in IKOT EKPENE, while Godswill Akpabio & Annangs still move freely in IBIBIO LAND! WE MUST REVENGE speedily'.

Now Senator Udohehe faces a four count charge, which reads:

Count 1
That you John James Akpan Udoedehe 'M' and others now at large, as citizens of Nigeria on the 22nd day of March, 2011, at Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom state in the Abuja Judicial Division, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: treason by levying war against the state with intent to cause such levying of war as would intimidate or overawe the Governor of the state and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 37 (2) of the Criminal Code Act Cap 'C' 38 of the Laws of the Federation  of Nigeria 2004.

Count 2
That you John James Akpan Udoedehe, 'M' and others now at large, as citizens of Nigeria on the 22nd day of March, 2011, at Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom state in the Abuja Judicial Division, did levy war against the state in order intimidate or overawe the Governor of the state by discharging several gun shots at him and his entourage while o his official assignment, and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 37 (1) of the Criminal Code Act Cap 'C' 38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count 3
That you John James Akpan Udoedehe 'M' and others now at large, as citizens of Nigeria on the 22nd day of March, 2011, at Uyo I Akwa Ibom state in the Abuja Judicial Division did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: treason by levying war against the state with intent to cause such levying of war as would intimidate or overawe the Governor of the state and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 37 (2) of the Criminal Code Act Cap 'C' 38 of the Laws of the Federation  of Nigeria 2004.

Count 4
That you John James Akpan Udoedehe 'M' and others now at large, as citizens of Nigeria on the 22nd day of March, 2011, at Uyo I Akwa Ibom state in the Abuja Judicial Division did levy war against the state in order intimidate or overawe the Governor of the state by discharging several gun shots at him and his entourage while o his official assignment, and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 37 (1) of the Criminal Code Act Cap 'C' 38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Senator Udohehe lawyer, Bar. Andem E. Ndem oral application for bail was denied, as the Presiding Justice Adamu Bello, demanded that he re-approach the court with a formal bail application.