Wrestler Power Uti in custody for wife’s death

A Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Ebute-Meta, Lagos, Tuesday ordered that former Nigerian wrestler, John Uti also known as “Power Uti” should be remanded in prison custody over alleged murder of his wife.‎

He is alleged to have beaten his wife Toyin Uti, to death, and abandoned her body at their residence, 17, Oremeji Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, on October 10, 2017.

Uti, who reigned in wrestling world in the 80s to 90s, is facing a  two-count charge of murder and negligence.

The magistrate granted a N500,000 bail and sent Uti’s case file to the director of public prosecution for legal action, after determining none of the witnesses listed said Uti killed his wife.

She said even the Police Investigation Officer (IPO) could not establish that the defendant killed the deceased.

The matter has been adjourned till November 15, 2017, for report on DPP’s advice.

The magistrate however ordered that the former wrestling champion be remanded in prisons custody pending when he meets the bail conditions.

Source: Daily Trust

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