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Court remands Rep Uwak’s estranged wife for attempted murder

The police alleged that Ms Kazia on May 27 took a kitchen knife to stab Mr Uwak, while he was asleep.

• December 16, 2022
A composite of former member of House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak and his wife Kazia used to illustrate the story
A composite of former member of House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak and his wife Kazia used to illustrate the story

A Grade I Area Court, Nyanya, Abuja has ordered the remand of the estranged wife of former member of House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak, in Suleja Correctional Centre over allegations bordering on attempted murder.

Kazia Robinson Uwak and two others were arraigned by the Nigerian police before Justice M. Inuwa on charges of joint act and attempt to commit grievous bodily harm on the ex-lawmaker.

While the Inspector General of Police is the complainant, Ms Kazia, Joseph Utum and Ibiang Yemiode Ofem are defendants in the matter.

The charges were brought under Sections 95, 79, 248 of the Penal Code.

Following their arraignment and plea of not guilty, the presiding judge, in a remand warrant dated December 15, ordered Ms Kazia’s remand at the Suleja Correctional Service Centre in Niger, while Messrs Utum and Ofem were remanded in Keffi prison.

The matter was adjourned until December 29 for commencement of trial.

According to the police First Information Report, the defendants were arrested for agreeing to do away with Mr Uwak to enable Ms Kaizia convert and inherit his valuable properties worth millions of naira in FCT, Port Harcourt and Uyo.

The police alleged that in furtherance of the agreement, Ms Kazia on May 27 took a kitchen knife to stab Mr Uwak, while he was asleep.

The security agency said that if she had succeeded to stab Mr Uwak, “It would have resulted in his death or bodily harm.

“All these were done pursuant to your agreement. And you thereby committed the above offence.”

(NAN)

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