Threat to life case: Akpabio absent in court


Former Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday failed to appear before an Akwa-Ibom State High Court to give evidence in the allegation of threat to his life he made against late All Progressive Congress chieftain, and Chairman of Imesco Group of Companies, Dr. Ime Umanah and his Personal Assistant, Ikemesit Iyire.

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At the resumed hearing, Senator Akpabio and the state prosecutor failed to turn up for the umpteenth time.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice I. E. Ukana adjourned the case to March 7, 2017.

The late Umanah and Iyire, were in 2010 charged with sending threat telephone messages to Senator Akpabio, who was then the state governor.

Recall that Umanah died in a ghastly auto accident while returning to Lagos after attending a court session in Uyo sometime in May 2015.

His death was then blamed on Senator Akpabio by an Abuja-based group, Akwa Ibom Rescue Forum. The group said he would not have died but for the protracted politically-motivated court case between him and Akpabio.

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