Former Edo State Governor, Prof. Oserheimen A. Osunbor
  •  Says election tribunal never indicted him

Gboyega Akinsanmi

Former Edo State Governor, Prof. Oserheimen A. Osunbor, on Monday said the report of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that indicted certain persons for electoral offences “is in contempt of court and a display of naked impunity.”

Osunbor, a professor of law and a member of the fifth Senate, said the judgments of the Election Petition Tribunal and Court of Appeal, which nullified his election, did not indict him of any offence.

He faulted the report of the rights commission in a statement he issued on Monday, noting that the media published a report in April 2014 that the NHRC had indicted him of electoral offence and recommended him for prosecution.

When the 2014 report was published, Osunbor said he wrote a letter dated April 22, 2014 addressed “to the NHRC Executive Secretary, Prof. Bem Angwe requesting, among others, that they disclose to me the specific electoral offence or offences I committed.

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