An Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene has sentenced Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, to three years imprisonment for the manipulation of election results.
Ogban was the returning officer in the Senatorial Election held in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019.
On count one, the presiding judge, Augustine Odoko ordered him to pay a fine of N100,000 while on count two he was sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of a fine.
He was prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The court found him guilty of altering the results of the election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).