.Doctor Femi Olaleye

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja

Robinson Uwak, a second defendant in the alleged attempted murder charges of a former member of the House of Representatives, has finally been charged in a Grade I Area Court in Nyanya, Abuja.

The accused, Joseph Utum, was charged with conspiring with the ex-legislator’s estranged wife, Kezia Robinson Uwak, formerly Kezia Irek, to eliminate him.

Utum was remanded to Keffi Correctional Center after pleading not guilty to the charges against him.

On December 16, the Inspector General of Police indicted Kezia Robinson Uwak and Ibiang Yemiode Ofem, without Utum, in court on charges of joint act and attempted grievous bodily harm to the ex-legislator.

The defendants, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, were sent back to the correctional centers in Suleja and Keffi.

FIR police said the defendants were arrested for agreeing to “abolish” Uwak to allow Kezia to convert and inherit his valuable properties worth millions of naira in FCT, Port Harcourt and Uyo .

Police claimed that in furtherance of the agreement, on May 27, 2022, Kezia grabbed a kitchen knife to stab Uwak as he slept, adding that if she had managed to stab him, “it would have resulted in his death or bodily injury. .”

“This is all done according to your agreement. And with that you committed the above criminal offense,” said the police.

Police further said that the alleged crimes violate Articles 95, 79 and 248 of the Penal Code.

Justice M. Inuwa has been adjourned until February 7, 2023.

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