A 36-year-old lawyer, identified as Abasiesebanga Ikoiwak, has been arrested along with five others by the police for allegedly killing her 41-year-old husband, Barrister Godwin Ikoiwak in Akwa Ibom State.
According to the prosecution witness that stood before the Uyo High Court, the late Barrister did not know that the boy who has been living with him in his house for years, was his wife’s son because the wife had told him that the child was her younger brother.
Also giving his testimony before the court, the deceased’s friend, Barrister Sunny Anyanwu, stated that Ikoiwak died following a phone conversation they had during which he disclosed that he was having issues with his wife over infidelity.
Anyanwu added that the deceased hinted to him that he reported the matter to his wife’s family who invited him to a meeting in their family compound in Nung Udoe Itak, Ikono LGA, but did not return home alive.
Anyanwu who is the 7th prosecution witness in the matter, also said that the late Barrister told him that his wife was having sexual relationship with her former boss, a legal practitioner, Barrister, C.I. Odoh.
Ikoiwak had reportedly told Anyanwu that his wife stayed with a Catholic priest, Rev. Father Maurice Mbeke as a house help and the priest had impregnated her and they had a child who is now 19 years old named after her maternal grandfather.
The prosecution team headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Joseph Umoren presented the audio evidences which were played in the open court.
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