Justice Bassey Ukanang found Mr Akpan guilty on two counts charge of rape and murder.
The Nigerian Christian community has been loudly opposed to APC’s decision to field a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the 2023 general election.
An intelligence report warned the country could face renewed sectarian hostilities in the likelihood of a Muslim-Muslim presidency.
Suspected assailants on June 13 attacked and murdered three residents at Ogbete-Mgbuji area of the community.
Items recovered in the four-room bungalow were locally made pistol, shrine, charms, concoctions, indian hemp, among other incriminating materials.
The police said the raid was sequel to an attack on a police patrol team on Monday, during which the separatists murdered a policeman.
“The bandits were equally engaged in a gun duel and some of them were neutralised, while others escaped into the forest with gunshot injuries.”
The three-person delegate would elect ad hoc delegates to vote during the party primaries ahead of the 2023 poll.
The infamous photo, which emerged as chaos and deprivation pummelled the Nigerian masses, was released in August 2019 to disparage citizens demanding Omoyele Sowore’s release.
The SSS director reminded the media that only clerics cleared by the preaching board were allowed to preach in their medium.