Cou­ple docked for stab­bing neigh­bour

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

Amid­dle-aged man and his wife, a nurs­ing mother of twins, have been ar­raigned be­fore an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for al­legedly stab­bing their neigh­bour over gen­er­a­tor fumes. An­thony Oko­rie and Mercy Oko­rie of Dut­sen Makaranta, were charged with joint act, crim­i­nal force and caus­ing hurt, of­fences con­trary to sec­tions 79, 265 and 246 of the Pe­nal Code.

The po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, DSP Egwu An­thony, told the court that one John­son Omodia of same ad­dress, re­ported at the Dut­sen Al­haji po­lice sta­tion on Septem­ber 25, that the ac­cused put on their gen­er­a­tor at night and turned the ex­haust of the gen­er­a­tor di­rectly at the win­dow of his par­lour.

He said when they were con­fronted by the com­plainant, they abused him and used a sharp ob­ject to stab him on his head in­jur­ing him.

When the charge was read to the ac­cused, they pleaded not guilty and Mercy Oko­rie was granted tem­po­rary bail on self-recog­ni­tion by the judge, Mo­hammed Marafa over her con­di­tion as a nurs­ing mother. The hus­band, Mr. Oko­rie was how­ever re­manded in prison to en­able the court de­cide his bail terms. The case was ad­journed to Oc­to­ber 19 for hear­ing.

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