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A report by premiumTime has disclosed that a lawmaker identified as ‘Uduak Nseobot’ in Akwa Ibom state, has been imprisoned for allegedly assaulting a woman and forcing her to walk naked.

He was a councillor in Ibiono Ibom LGA, Akwa Ibom State. He was charged to court by the Akwa Ibom State Government for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting, and publicly stripping the woman, named Iniubong Essien, whom he accused of stealing some naira notes.

Mr Nseobot revealed that the money was “sprayed” on them at their wedding.  He was initially charged alongside his wife, Aniedi, who lives in the U.S. But the charges against the wife was dropped by the prosecution to enable them build a smooth case against the defendant.

The preliminary objection filed by ‘Mfon Ben’, the defendant of the lawyer was dismissed at the state high court in Uyo on Thursday by Justice Archibong Archibong

The judge ordered that Mr Nseobot should be remanded in prison, after the councillor pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. The case has been adjourned to November 27 for the court to hear the defendant’s bail application.

The victim, Ms Essien, who said she has been a close friend to the councillor’s wife for about 10 years, denied stealing the money sprayed on them on their wedding day.

She revealed that she only assist the Nseobot and his wife in cooking and serving food at their wedding ceremony and she doesn’t know anything about the money sprayed at the wedding.

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