- Justice Ugo, one of the Justices currently sitting on the Presidential Election Tribunal, resigns.
- Sources say it is due to attacks from the executive arm of government.
In a shocking revelation, a Justice at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal have reportedly resigned.
While the news is yet to be confirmed, sources say his resignation was because he was asked to “cripple the independence of the judiciary”
Justice Boloukuoromo Moses Ugo who was born in 1965 in Bayelsa State. He is from Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state. He attended the University of Calabar where he studied law from 1985 to 1989. Furthermore, he obtained his degree in law from the Nigeria Law School, Lagos in 1990.
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Justice Ugo was appointed as a justice of the high court of Bayelsa state in March 2006. He became an appellate court justice in March 2014. He is currently ranked 44th on the seniority list of the Court of Appeal.
More news to be revealed on his resignation later.