Po­lice ac­cuse 2 of beat­ing neigh­bour at Gwagwa

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

The po­lice in Abuja have ar­raigned two per­sons be­fore an Abuja Mag­is­trate Court for al­legedly beat­ing up a neighbor and cart­ing away his valu­ables at Tasha- Gwagwa, in Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil of the FCT.

Michael Ajah and Obinna Chima of Tasha-Gwagwa, were ar­raigned on a four-count charge of joint act, crim­i­nal tres­pass, crim­i­nal force, as­sault and mis­chief, of­fenses that con­tra­dict Sec­tions 79, 348, 265 and 327 of the Pe­nal Code.

Po­lice Pros­e­cu­tor, Peter Odey, told the court that one Michael Obi, of same ad­dress, on March 25, re­ported at the of­fice of Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, FCT and com­plained on how the ac­cused, with one Emeka Ajah and Uka Obinna, now at large, tres­passed into his com­pound.

He said they broke into his room, dragged him out and got him beaten up, dam­aged his door and its net, val­ued at N27,000.

The pros­e­cu­tor fur­ther said the ac­cused stole the com­plainant’s wal­let con­tain­ing N5,000, two ATM cards and a Nokia hand­set val­ued at N13,000.

When the charges were read to the ac­cused, they pleaded not guilty and the pros­e­cu­tor asked for a hear­ing date.

Mag­is­trate Mo­hammed Kutigi granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with two rea­son­able sureties, one of who must be a civil ser­vant of not less than Grade Level 05, and must be res­i­dent within the court’s ju­ris­dic­tion.

The case was ad­journed to May 14 for hear­ing.

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