Legal counselor (Lawyer) Charged With Terrorism For Criticizing Gov Ayade Denied Bail

The Federal High Court, Calabar, on Wednesday denied bail to Joseph Odok, a Nigerian legal counselor and a declared pundit of the Cross River representative, Ben Ayade. 

As per Premium Times, Mr Odok was captured on September 26 in Abuja and taken to Calabar by street. 

His capture and imprisonment is accepted to have been affected by the representative, Mr Ayade, on account of his consistent analysis of the Cross River government. 

Mr Odok’s attorney, Oliver Osang, disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES that the court directed by Justice Simon Amobeda governed against their bail application in light of the fact that “we have not demonstrated remarkable conditions in which he ought to be conceded bail”. 

Mr Odok’s bail application depended on wellbeing grounds. 

The judge, Mr Amobeda, be that as it may, said the court was available to getting any “reality accessible” from the protection counsel that could prompt an audit of its decision on the bail application. 

“We will even now seek after it (the bail application),” Mr Osang said. 

Mr Odok was available in the court, so was the arraignment counsel, Dennis Tarhemba, an agent administrator of police. 

The court a month ago dismissed an application by the Nigerian police to pull back the charges against Mr Odok, saying it was the lawyer general of the league, and not the police, that has the ability to pull back the charges. 

The legal counselor is blamed for instigating a few networks in Cross River against each other which the police said was fit for undermining the security of the state and culpable under The Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013. 

He is likewise accused of cybercrime for purportedly blaming the boss for staff to Mr Ayade, Martin Orim, of being a cultist. 

He argued not liable to the two-tally charge. 

Mr Odok’s Facebook page contains basic comments on Mr Ayade.

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