Police accuse 2 of beating neighbour at Gwagwa
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.