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JUST IN: Our witnesses were attacked, Atiku, PDP allege

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the last election, Atiku Abubakar said on Friday that some of the witnesses have suffered attack on the way to Abuja.

The information,which was made public by their lawyers at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), forced the tribunal to adjourn proceedings to Monday.

Lawyer to the PDP and Atiku,Chris Uche (SAN), made the information public while the tribunal was about to goon break after the petitioners had called eight witnesses.

Uche did not mention the number of people involved in the attack and where it occurred.

Uche said: “I am not sure if the next set of witnesses would be available.We got information that they were waylaid by armed men while on their way from Zamfara State to Abuja.”

Another member of the petitioners’ legal team, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), corroborated the claim.

Uzoukwu said: “I was the one that was called on the phone. I kept having the repeated calls and had to go out to answer.

“I was told that while the witnesses were on their way from Zamfara State, they were attacked by armed men.

“Some of them jumped into the bush and some of them were gravely injured. “Up till now, they are still looking for some of them in the bush.”

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Mariam Olaitan is a news writer who gathers and disseminates current happenings around the world.

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