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All men in my family once charged with murder – Wike

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said he was once arrested and arraigned alongside his father and all the adult males in his family over allegation of murder.

The governor said allegations were ‘trumped up’ against his family following a dispute over chieftaincy title in his community.

Wike who spoke at the 65th birthday ceremony of Emmauel C. Ukala, a Port Harcourt based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on Wednesday also narrated how charges of robbery were leveled against him in a bid to stop him from assuming the office of chairman of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area after he won election.

He said it took the intervention of Ukala as their lead counsel for them to be discharged and acquitted of the murder charges.

The governor said: “There was a time that the entire family was charged for murder, every male was taken away. We only had women left in the house with children between the ages of 1 and 5. As at that time, I was reading law at then Rivers State University of Science and Technology, now Rivers State University.” Continue Reading

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