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Alleged attempted murder: Court remands ex- lawmaker’s estranged wife

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By Taiye Agbaje

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 body harm on the ex-lawmaker.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while the Inspector General of Police is the complainant, 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 Dec. 15, ordered Kaizia’s remand at the Suleja Correctional Service Centre in Niger, while Utum and Ofem were remanded in Keffi prison.

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

According to the police First Information Report, the defendants were arrested for agreeing to do away with Uwak to enable 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, Kazia on May 27 took kitchen knife to stab Uwak, while he was asleep.

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

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