Jeal­ous man in court for beat­ing up fi­ancée

Daily Trust - - CRIME - By Ka­mardeen A. Is­mail

A 38-year-old man has been ar­raigned be­fore the Abuja Up­per Area Court for al­legedly as­sault­ing his fi­ancée.

The man, it was al­leged, beat up his lover after he ac­cused her of flirt­ing with other men.

The ac­cused per­son, Sa­muel Ubong, was re­ported to have beaten up the wo­man (names with­held) at his res­i­dence in Apo Re­set­tle­ment Area on July 5.

The pros­e­cu­tor, Bar­ris­ter John, said the ac­cused and the com­plainant got into an ar­gu­ment fol­low­ing the al­le­ga­tion of promis­cu­ity made by the man against his would-be wife.

“The ac­cused had vowed to call it quits if the com­plainant re­fused to de­sist from her li­cen­tious act,” he added.

“How­ever, this did not go down well with the com­plainant, who de­scribed the al­le­ga­tion against her as base­less and ma­li­cious,” he said.

The pros­e­cu­tor said dur­ing the ar­gu­ment, the ac­cused locked the door and beat up the com­plainant who sus­tained deep cuts on her hand and back.

The in­jured fi­ancée was res­cued by some neigh­bours who took her to a nearby hospi­tal for treat­ment.

The pros­e­cu­tor noted that the of­fence con­tra­vened sec­tions 265, 246 and 327 of the pe­nal code.

The ac­cused per­son pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge, Umar Yusuf Ka­garko, granted the ac­cused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum.

The case was ad­journed to Septem­ber 19, for hear­ing.

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