Police arraigns a man for assault in Wuse, Abuja

By The Citizen

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 29-year-old Lawyer, Emaka Mbakwe, of Garki Area 1, before a Senior Magistrates' Court, Wuse Zone II, Abuja, for alleged assault.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Anigbo Paul, told the court that Miss Mary Ohadoma of Federal Housing Abuja (FHA) estate and the complainant reported the case to Lugbe police station.

The accused is charged with one-count charge of assault.

Paul said that the accused entered Ohadoma's room without knocking.

He added that when Ohadoma asked him what he wanted, the accused intentionally kicked her bucket containing water and poured the water on the floor.

Paul further told the court that the accused equally held Ohadoma by the neck and slapped her adding that in the process tore her shirt.

The prosecutor said that during the investigation, the accused could not give satisfactory account of what happened between him and Ohadoma.

According to him, the offence contravenes the Provision of Section 265 of Penal Code.

The accused, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, however, did not have legal representation in the court.

The Magistrate, Aliyu Shafa, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N120, 000 with a surety in the like sum.

Shafa ordered that the surety must be a Barrister and must submit a photocopy of the certificate of his call to Bar to the court registrar and that the surety must resident within the court's jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case to Jan. 20, 2014 for further hearing.