Thursday 16 June 2016

Rivers State SSG, Kenneth Kobani charged with terrorism

Kenneth Kobani
A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital has started the trial of Kenneth Kobani, Secretary of State Government of the Rivers State charged with electoral offences, breach of public peace and terrorism allegedly committed on March 19 in Gokana local Government area of the state.

Kobani is being prosecuted for alleged electoral offences by the Department of State Security, DSS.

The case has now been adjourned for further hearing till 28th September, 2016 the continuation of the trial of Secretary to the Rivers State Government.

He was accused of allegedly holding some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials hostage during the March 19 rerun election in Gokana Local Government.

On cross examination at resumed trial, the INEC electoral officer in charge of the election in Gokana Emmanuel Isong told the court that the rerun election was disrupted in the area due to heavy shooting and explosions.

The INEC electoral officer did not indict any political party or individual for the electoral violence in Gokana.

The Secretary to the Rivers State Government Kobani, who is a lawyer and currently on bail was present in court.

Credit: PM News

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