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Regional News of Friday, 23 December 2022


Oyetola vs Adeleke: Forensic expert testifies over BVAS machines, lawyer questions Osun Gov's certificates

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A forensic expert, Samuel Oduntan, has appeared before the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal in defense of the forensic report conducted on some election materials/BVAS machines in the July 16 governorship elections.

The forensic report, PM News reported, was also admitted as exhibit by the tribunal after Oduntan was crossed-examined by the petitioner, former Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s counsel, Akin Olujimi (SAN).

Oduntan at the resumed hearing on Thursday, December 22, told the tribunal that the report was arrived at after a forensic audit of some election materials in the governorship election.

He said the respondent, Governor Ademola Adeleke, had also instructed him to carry out a physical inspection as well as a digital forensic examination on the BVAS machines used for the election.

The forensic expert further said his inspection was also pursuant to the Order of the Tribunal which directed INEC to allow Governor Adeleke to inspect all the electoral materials used in the election.

Oduntan said his observations were reached in consonance with the global best practices required of a Statistician/ forensic examiner in reaching the observations and discoveries made therein.