Vote buying: Court fixes date for final judgment
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court in Ilorin has set aside 22nd of January of next year for final Judgment in a criminal case filed against a suspected vote buyer, Abdulsalam Abdulkadir.
Abdulkadir was arrested on the 9th of March 2019 for allegedly sharing money to voters in order to compromise the outcome of Governorship and State House of Assembly Election in his polling unit.
He was alleged of conspired with one person at large to provide #120,000.00 for the purpose of influence persons to vote and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 124 (5) and 130 of the electoral act, 2010 (As amended) and punishable under section 130 (b) of the same act"
He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on the 19th of March 2019.
At the resumed hearing of the matter on Today Counsel to the defendant, A.S Abdullahi urged the Court to discharge and acquit the accused Person, saying, the prosecution has failed to link the crime to his client.
After the argument of both parties, Justice Oyinloye fixed 22nd of January to deliver Judgment on the matter.